The Purple Series (12 episode documentary TV series, 2006, in Turkish)
Purple Series, a 12 episode documentary TV series produced by WWHR-New Ways and NTV is the first such comprehensive documentary series on women’s human rights in Turkey. After two years of preparation, the series was launched on national television in February 2006 with great success.
The documentary series is the first such comprehensive visual resource material on women’s human rights in Turkey, which we hope will set a precedent. In order to increase public interest, we used opening and closing statements on women’s human rights by different women celebrities (popular women actors, writers, musicians etc.) in each episode. We aim for the series to be a very effective visual training resource, as it depicts real life empowerment stories of women our target groups can identify with, and is particularly accessible for women of lower literacy levels. We also intend to expand the outreach of the series through broadcasts on local television channels, which are widely watched by women throughout different parts of Turkey and as a visual training material. We hope the Purple Series will also become an international outreach material as a tool for extensive awareness raising within the human rights community.
The Purple Series
Documentary Series, 12 Episodes
Co-Produced by WWHR-New Ways and NTV
You can click the links below to watch a selection of The Purple Series:
1. Human Rights and Women′s Human Rights
2.Constitutional and Civil Rights
3. Women′s Economic Rights Part 1 (With English subtitles)
4. Women′s Economic Rights Part 2 (With English subtitles)
5.Violence against Women Part 1
6.Violence against Women Part 2
7. Reproductive Rights
8. Sexual Rights (With English subtitles)
9.Women and Politics
10. Gender Sensitive Parenting and Rights of the Child
11. Feminism and the Women′s Movement
12.Women′s Grassroots Organising
It′s Time to Say No! (1996, in Turkish with English and German sub-titles)
T’S TIME TO SAY NO! This documentary film has been produced in cooperation with women who have survived domestic violence in Turkey. It includes interviews about their experiences of physical, psychological, sexual and economic violence as well as sexual abuse of children by the husband. They also talk about their strategies to stop the violence and to survive. The film highlights the inadequacy of the current legistation. It also serves a tool for consciousness raising against domestic violence and shows women how to stop the dynamics of this violence. It can be used for training purposes in institutions.
Duration: 31 Min. / English subtitles
Directors: PINAR ILKKARACAN / ASUMAN SANVER
Camera: UGUR IÇBAK, Music: CAN HAKGÜDER
Subtitles: TTELBILD Berlin
We thank all who have participated in and contributed to the production of this film.