Güliz Sağlam

She is an independent documentary filmmaker and a video-activist. Her work consists of independent documentaries on social issues like immigration, female workers’ strikes and resistance from different parts of Turkey, as well as solidarity campaigns of women’s organizations with female workers’ resistance movements and the encounters between feminism, female labor and peace activism by women.

She documents the campaigns and demonstrations of feminist movement’s and women’s initiative for peace. She is involved in the organization of Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days. She takes part in different video-activism collectives. Her films have been screened internationally at various film festivals. Her first feature documentary film A Dream School in the Steppes has received many awards, including Best Documentary Award of 47th Film Critics Association of Turkey, 9th Boston Turkish Documentary and Short Film Competition and 7th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days FIPRESCI Award.


Remember the March (Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema’s Looking Outside video series) – 2020

As the Water Rises Producer: Aljazeera Turkey – 2015

A Dream School in the Steppes Producer: Ilker Berke – 2014

As If We Were Equal (with the book As If We Were Equal) -2012

The Zone Producers: Güliz Sağlam – Feryal Saygılıgil – 2010

Women on Strike Producers: Güliz Sağlam – Feryal Saygılıgil – 2010

Like a Bird in a Cage Producers: Güliz Sağlam – Feryal Saygılıgil – 2009

Far Away From Home Production: Sepia Film (Germany-Turkey) – 2004