KÖY (Turkish for village) is about the longing for home, for belonging and the freedom of the self. Three women from three generations are united by their Kurdish roots. All of them originate from villages in eastern Turkey and live in Berlin. Against the background of the political changes in Turkey, Serpil Turhan held intense discussions over a period of three years. KÖY captures each woman’s emotional world and shows fragments of the ordinary. Hêvîn, Saniye and Neno do not meet, but their stories are linked when it comes to self-determination and belonging. (german documentaries)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Köy (2021, doc) - Rudolf Thome – Überall Blumen (2016, doc) - Dilim Dönmüyor – Meine Zunge dreht sich nicht (2013, doc) - Herr Berner und die Wolokolamsker Chaussee (2010, mid-length doc; CE'12)
Competition Documentary 2022
Serpil Turhan
Germany 2021
90 minutes
Kurdish / German
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Eva Hartmann, Serpil Turhan
Cinematography Ute Freund, Serpil Turhan, Simon Quack
Editing Simon Quack, Eva Hartmann
Sound/Sounddesign Cornelia „Nelly“ Böhm
With Neno, Saniye, Hêvîn
Producer(s) Barbara Groben
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Duisburger Filmwoche 2021