About Güliz Saglam

Güliz SaglamGüliz Saglam studied at the University of Marmara, Department of Social Sciences and Administration. She has worked as an assistant director in several feature films, and since 2007, she is an independent documentary filmmaker and a video-activist. She was involved in Filmmor Women’s Cooperative between 2005 and 2009. Her work consists of independent documentaries on various issues including immigration, women workers’ conditions, women workers’ strikes and resistance in different parts of Turkey, as well as solidarity campaigns of women’s organizations with women workers’ resistance movements, and the encounter of feminists with women labour, lgbti and feminist activism.


  • 2014 A Dream School in the Steppes
  • 2013 Women’s Peace Conference (short video)
  • 2012 As If We Were Equal
  • 2010 The Zone
  • 2010 Women on Strike
  • 2009 Like a Bird In a Cage
  • 2009 Women Act For Peace (short video)
  • 2008 What’s Honor? (Filmmor Women’s Cooperative – co-director)
  • 2004 Far Away From Home


Working experience

  • 2007: ‘For a Moment Freedom’. Feature  Film, Wega Film (Austria), Les Films du Losange (France). Director: Arash T. Riahi. Director Assistant.
  • 2006: ‘My Marlon and Brando’. Feature Film, Asi Film. Director:Hüseyin Karabey. Director Assistant.
  • 2006: ‘The Road to Home’. Feature Film, Özen Film (Turkey). Director: Semir Aslanyürek. Director Assistant.
  • 2006: Workshop Films of Filmmor Women’s Cooperative. Consultant and Editor.
  • 2005: ‘I scream Ice cream’. Feature Film, Makara Film-Hermes Film (Turkey). Director:Yüksel Aksu. Director Assistant.
  • 2004-2005: ‘Büyük Yalan’. TV Serial, Gold Film (Turkey). Director: Yüksel Aksu. Director Assistant.
  • 2004: ‘Le Nocturne des Voyageurs’. Feature Film, (France). Director:Chapour Haghigat. Director Assistant.
  • 2002: ‘Harem’. Documentary Film, Paladin Invision (England). Director: Paul Bryers.. Director Assistant
  • 2001: ‘Off-Road TV’ . Berengar Pfahl Media Production (Germany). Director: Michael Zens (Turkey part). Director Assistant.
  • 1999: ‘Im Juli’. Feature Film,Wüste Film (Germany). Director: Fatih Akın. Director Assistant (Turkey part).
  • 1999: ‘Geboren in Absurdistan’. Feature Film, Epo Film (Austria). Director: Houchang Allahyari. Production Coordinator (Turkey part).
  • 1999: ‘Millenium of Christianity’. Documentary Film, London Weekend TV, (England). Director: Bob Bee. Director Assistant.
  • 1998: ‘Der Schatz von Der Himmelfield’.Feature Film, SK Film (Austria). Director: Wolfram Paulus. Director Assistant.
  • 1997: ‘Innocence’. Feature Film, Mavi Film. Director: Zeki Demirkubuz. Director Assistant.
  • 1996: ‘Byzantium’. Documentary Film, Ibis Films (England). Director: John Rohmer. Translator and Production Assistant.