This screening will be followed by an in person Q&A with Producer Sinead Kirwan and other guests.
More than one in three Turkish women have experienced domestic violence, and levels of femicide are rising. But some are fighting back. Ipek Bozkurt, a courageous lawyer, is working with a group of activists and a pair of survivors determined to challenge this misogynistic violence by putting abusive men behind bars. But when Turkey is rocked by an attempted coup, and an increasingly repressive government looks to crack down on all opposition, Ipek must fight for democracy while continuing to fight for women.
Filmed over 5 years, Dying To Divorce takes viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have severely eroded democratic freedoms. Through intimately shot personal stories, the film gives a unique perspective on the struggle to be an independent woman in modern Turkey.