My Name is Happy
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Producer/ co-director for October Films & Red Zed Films
Executive producer: Adam Bullmore/ Monica Garnsey/ Siobhan Sinnerton
Channel 4/ DR/BR/ Arte
The inspirational story of a Kurdish teenager, Mutlu Kaya (Mutlu means ‘happy’ in Turkish), from a remote community in South East Turkey.
Aged 19, stardom beckoned when she reached the finals of Turkey’s Got Talent. Days later she was shot by a man trying to abduct her. Mutlu survived - but with life-changing injuries. As she attempts to recover, the reality of attacks on Turkish women intrude:
her carer & sister Dilek is killed by her boyfriend, and a neighbour is murdered by her fiance.
Evoking the story of Mallalah, Mutlu turns to Tik-Tok and her 1.5 million followers to find justice,
and records her own powerful protest song.