Eastern Mediterranean University Communication Faculty PhD program students Mert Yusuf Özlük and Engin Aluç produced a film on one of the biggest social problems of Turkey, child brides.
The film entitled “Saklambaç” will be screened for the first time at an international conference organised by EMU Center for Women’s Studies between 25 and 27 March 2015.
Stating that their aim in shooting the aforesaid movie is to raise public attention to children who are married to individuals much older than them, Mert Yusuf Özlük added that the number of public service broadcasting, short films and visual projects should be increased to make the public aware of the problem.
Mert Yusuf Özlük also put forth that the more people short films like “Saklambaç reach, the better public attention will be raised. Script writer of the film Engin Aluç added that child brides usually choose to commit suicide due to the traumatic situation they are in or continue with their lives which is full of verbal and physical violence and abuse. Aluç also stressed that another point they wanted the public to be aware was the huge age gap between the child brides and the grooms.
Following is the information about the film:
Director and producer: Mert Yusuf Özlük.
Scenario and music: Engin Aluç
Arts director: Aylin Uğurlu
Camera: Mustafa Ersin Kılıç
Actors / Actresses: Şenol Gümüş and Edayla Eriş.