Kismet 05


direction: Nina Maria Paschalidou

66 minutes

Thursday, 16.4.



Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia. With an unprecedented access to the industry’s most glamorous actors and creative talents, Kismet unravels the secrets of this phenomenal success that transcends religion and culture and explores how Turkish soaps have helped to strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.


Nominated for the PRIX EUROPA Best European Intercultural Television Programme Award (TV IRIS) 2014, VIII Ahmed Attia Award 2014 at Medimed, IDFA Best Mid-Length Documentary Award, 2013