Heartland: A Story Of Turkish Cypriotness In London

Heartland is a study of Turkish Cypriot identity in Britain.  It observes the personal story of one woman, my mother, within the context of London's wider Turkish Cypriot community.

Initially a long-term reportage photography project, the work grew into a 10-minute documentary photo-film with sound.  In December 2011, this photo-film was chosen for screening at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly as part of the 17th London Turkish Film Festival.  In February 2013, the BBC featured a story about the project, with a shortened edit of the photo-film.  

To watch the full 10-minute version of Heartland, click here (ensure sound is turned on to enable the audio).

The BBC piece about the project, including a shortened edit of the film, can be found here.

Between November 2011 and January 2012, there was also a stills exhibition of the project at Mekan Cafe in Catford, south-east London.

Pictures for this project will be updated here shortly.