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Twelve-year-old Ali Raşid has lost his father during the war in Syria. He needs to work and make a living for his mother and two siblings. He comes to Istanbul with a group of six immigrants. However, things do not go as Ali Raşid had planned and he gets left out as the youngest of the group. Not even knowing the language, Ali Raşid’s struggle for survival in chaotic Istanbul begins.

About the director

Hatip Karabudak was born in 1978 in the Kangal district of Sivas. In 2001, he worked as a lighting assistant in the feature film Big Man Little Love directed by Handan İpekci and directed by Erdal Kahraman. In 2002, at the request of Erdal Kahraman he worked as the light conductor in the movie Yellow Days. In 2004, he founded IşıkSanat together with Kaan Korkmaz and started to provide light equipment rental and light crew services to the sector. He still takes part in many cinema and TV series projects. Hatip Karabudak graduated from the Cinema and Television department of Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts, which he entered in 2013, with the first place. He is still continuing his master’s education at Işık University.


Hatip Karabudak


Öykü Maral, Hatip Karabudak

Director of Photography

Gürol Beşer


Hatip Karabudak