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Documentaries

Feature length Documentary

Dying to Divorce

In 2015,  Fuller Project for International Reporting founder, Christina Asquith published an article in The New York Times exposing loopholes in domestic violence sentencing in Turkey.

In 2016, the team will release a feature length film on the brave women fighting to close these loopholes and reduce the skyrocketing rates of violence against women.

Dying to Divorce represents a global partnership between BBC-trained director Chloe Fairweather, Tigerlily Films in London and producer Sinead Kirwan in Berlin. The Fuller Project for International Reporting serves as executive producers on the project, providing reporting from across Turkey.

To support this film please follow this link:

indiegogo.com/projects/dying-to-divorce/x/2628741

Video shorts

Ghina’s Story: Searching for Stability

Director Elie Gardner, Executive producer Christina Asquith

In 2013, Ghina’s father was detained by the Syrian regime, and she hasn’t seen him since.  Now in Gaziantep, with her mother, her and her siblings are scattered across the world, trying to make sense of what has happened.

Syrian girls labor inside of Turkey’s notorious garment industry

Director Elie Gardner Executive Producer Xanthe Ackerman

Loury is a 15 year old violinist. But ever since she fled Syria, she has been forced to work in one of Turkey’s notorious garment factories.

GRAPES OF MY COUNTRY:

REPORTING FROM INSIDE SYRIA

Director Chloe Fairweather, Executive producer Christina Asquith

One brave Syrian woman journalist risks her life to cover how war affects women. This video originally aired in ELLE.com.

Hope at any cost

Director Aslihan Unaldi Executive Producer Xanthe Ackerman

As Syrian refugees flee war, a popular singer tries to restart her life on the run.

A Study in Conflict:

A Syrian teenager in Istanbul takes refuge in her studies

Producer Xanthe Ackerman, Filmmaker and Director Elie Gardner, Executive Producer Christina Asquith, Assistant Producer Molly Bernstein, Music Josh Broughton

This video was originally published on ForeignAffairs.com

HANDS OFF MY SCHOOL:

TURKISH PARENTS FIGHT AGAINST THE IMPOSITION OF SUNNI ISLAM IN SCHOOLS

Director Ekin Calisir Executive Producer Xanthe Ackerman

During a day of protest in Istanbul, two Turkish mothers fight to keep the children in secular public school. This film originally aired on Foreign Affairs.com

These artists are using graffiti as a form of therapy

Filmmaker Neha Wadekar

This video was originally published by NowThis Her.