Understanding | Ümit Aygül

Filmmaker’s statement

I shot the short film “Understanding” in 2018 as a graduation project from Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. We made the production under the supervision of Faculty Member İlkay Nişancı and as co-producer with Oben Fışkır with our own financial means. We have sent our film to many national and international festivals. The film has been selected to 5 festivals so far. These; 25th IFSAK National Short Film Festival, Turkey (Competetion Film 2019), – 14th International Labor Film Festival Official Selection, Turkey (2019), – Marmara University Marmara Short Short Film Festival Finalist, Turkey (2019) – Montana International Film Festival Official Selection, USA (2019). – Big Syn International Film Festival (BSIFF) (Nominee 2019 BSIFF People’s Choice Award), London, UK (2019).
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Aydın, who was sensitive and aggressive in his writings and speeches against injustice, is a successful and famous writer who prepared research files about social problems in a magazine. What will be the attitude of the incident that Aydın witnessed when he went out to the street for research paper on child labor?

Directed by: Ümit Aygül
Screenplay Writers: Oben Fışkır-Ümit Aygül


Aydın: Fatih Al
Murat: Oben Fışkır
The Kid: Ahmet Selim Arı
Steward: Mehmet Şimşek
Seller of Corn: İmran Ötmi

Producers: Oben Fışkır-Ümit Aygül
Project Consultant: İlkay Nişancı
Line Producer-Cast Director: Sevcan Eylem Adıgüzel
Assistant Director: Deniz Oğuzcan
Director of Photography: Z. Doğuş Özel
Edited by: İdil Akkuş
Music: Mert Sezgin

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