Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Rûken Tekeş (2020)

Kurdish director Rûken Tekeş (b. 1976) arrives in Helsinki to present AETHER, a 21-day meditative journey into the soul of Hasankeyf, an ancient city with a unique ecosystem soon to be lost to man-made annihilation. She tackles social and environmental issues both as a filmmaker and as a human rights expert: Tekeş has worked for United Nations and as a university professor. Tekeş is the founder of the production company Sarya Films Collective, which produces her films and supports women in cinema.

Rûken Tekeş is in Helsinki from February 1 to February 2