TOPRAK (Soil) is the dramatic story of a simple family in rural Turkey dealing with poverty, family traditions, and religious heritage. Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak has lived with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village. The small family unit has been trying to make a living by selling fruits. While the religious Cemil is satisfied to live his life in poverty, Burak struggles to leave for the city and attend university. When grandmother falls sick, both Burak and Cemil have to make tough decisions that will change their lives forever.


Sevgi HirschhäuserSevgi Hirschhäuser is an independent Turkish film director, writer and editor based in Munich, Germany. She is experienced in film making by working long turns in film sets, different departments. She started to work as an editor, then started to write stories. Finally, she filmed her first feature film "TOPRAK" (drama - 106 mins.) in Antalya, Turkey. She works in pre & post-film production and is developing currently several short & feature film scripts for the next projects.


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