Private Project

Father Tongue

Ali is a young ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient, diagnosed by his doctors to have left three more years to live and can not use 98% of his body. Also, Ali has lost the ability to speak. This show testifies to Ali's dialogue with his daughter.

  • Tahir Ün
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Uhvati Film festival -Seize the film- films about disability
    Novi Sad
    September 20, 2017
    Award for "The Film With Most Profound Message"
Director Biography - Tahir Ün

Tahir Un was born in Turkey in 1960. He holds a BA degree from Language and History-Geography Faculty of Ankara University, where he studied History of European Arts.
He gives lectures in photography and multimedia essay in the Communication Faculty of Yasar University, Turkey.
Tahir Un is currently active in photography and new media arts. He lives in Izmir.

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Director Statement

If art is a language to express myself, then inspiration ought to be the very life in which I am. And societal issues troubling me every so often, and sometimes my own dilemmas… Lies in the foundation of all a moral and humanitarian urge to question, shaped by one’s own ideologies. Indubitably to me, starting off with strong concepts devoid of mass-market meretriciousness, putting them in a story line and choosing the right material to ensure a firm expression make up the indispensable principles.

I maintain that an artist, and naturally his work, can not be deprived of a reflection of his ideology. In a sense, your ideology is a prime source of your stance in life