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Translations: Independent Documentary
Filmmaking in Turkey

Gündelikçi (Housekeeper)
Emel Çelebi
Turkey, 2006
Betacam SP PAL/NTSC | 50min. | Colour | VOSI, VOSC

Production: & ATT
Screenplay: Emel Çelebi, Necati Sönmez
Photography: Fesih Alpagu, Memet Dalmaz, Necati Sönmez
Music: Burak Ekinil



Do we really know what life is like for cleaning women? What does it mean to clean for someone else? Do they do so freely or are they forced to by circumstances? Where do they come from? What are their interests, conflicts, consumer habits and life expectancy in an eminently patriarchal society like Turkey?


Best Documentary - 43 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2006
First Prize - 9th Women's Film Festival in Seoul 2007