Balkan Dox

Letters from Silivri

Turkey, Germany
2019 — 15 min / Black and white



"Letters from Silivri" draws on letters of the Turkish philanthropist and public intellectual Osman Kavala to document a timeline of his imprisonment. By separating voice and image the film intends to create an echo chamber that allows audiences to listen more carefully to Kavalas letters, while at the same time place his words in context to a civil society.

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Directors' Biography

Adrian Figueroa is a director, video artist and filmmaker from Germany. In 2009, he completed his master's degree at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Since 2010, he has made several award-winning documentary films including Die Lücke – Ein Stück Keupstraße about the NSU bomb attack, and Elsewhere, which premiered at Hof Film Festival in 2017 and awarded Best Documentary in 2018 at the Achtung Berlin Film Festival. His production of One Day I Went to Lidl was invited to the German Youth Theatre Convention in 2016. In cooperation with the prison theatre project "aufBruch" he realises theatre projects in Berlin prisons. His work as a video artist and stage director led him to performances at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, HAU Berlin, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, JSA Berlin, Casa Alianza Mexico, Old Vic Tunnels London and the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.

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Adrian Figueroa


Cigdem Mater


Meryem Yavuz


Claud Jehu


Miguel Toro

Screenings & Awards

Clermont-Ferrand , France, 2021
Student Prize Connexion Award

Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, 2020