Director: Ayşe Ayben Altunç / Turkey / 2014 / 102m / Language: Turkish / Subtitle: English / Selection: 2014 21 I Golden Boll FF, 51 I Golden Ornge FF, 3 I Ayvalik FF, I Zeugma FF
September 12th, 1980, was a very dark day for the people of Turkey. The military coup of September 12th, extended its effects to the present day. Seeds of darker days and cruelty were being thrown into society. The days full of separation and sorrow were about to begin. Constituting nearly half of the society, the women were naturally affected. They were the mothers, daughters, wives and relatives. They were ready to play their part in creating a better world, but they had to pay for it. They learned to resist and to unite. They created the first political movement for women after September 12th. After 34 years every aspect of the September 12th regime was being questioned, argued and sentenced. In the doc film “The September Women”, the camera is turned onto the women who have things to tell of those days. The film is based on the interviews taken from 32 women who lived through this movement.