Whirling Up: That Simple

Ioana was born disabled in a poor family in Romania. Her family didn’t want to take care of her, and abandoned her. She has spent her life in the orphanage, with other disabled children.

Ioana turned her stay in the orphanage into an advantage to develop herself, and turn her disadvantages into an advantage. Her positive attitude towards life allowed her to make important relations with her teachers, and gain strengths of their characters.

Leaving the orphanage just recently, Ioana has rented an apartment, where she lives with her friend from the orphanage; Ionut, and Mirela, who is temporarily staying with them.

The documentary introduces Ioana as a disabled girl on wheelchair, and develops her relation with Ionut and Mirela.

  • Can Adiloglu
  • Can Adiloglu
  • Ionut Piturescu
  • Ioana Hunuzau
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    "Ioana Hunuzau"
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    16 minutes 46 seconds
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    December 12, 2018
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    500 USD
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Director Biography - Can Adiloglu

Can Adiloglu is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Ankara, Turkey. He is originally a civil engineer, with his BSc. degree from Istanbul Technical University, and MSc. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
He has started photography while he was still a student, but seriously started working afterwards. For some time, he has worked on black and white photography and zone system in workshops at AFSAD, Ankara Photography Artists’ Association. He has participated in the open workshop at Ka Atelier, and worked on a mixed exhibition.
He had jumped into serious filmmaking through training at Sinematek Association in Ankara, and studied film production, film making and screenwriting.
He is involved in the production of different documentaries and short films, and is planning to produce his feature films.

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Director Statement

Pur Si Simplu, "That Simple" was produced in Romania, during a 2 weeks creative documentary workshop organized by Cineimpact Film Academy. I met Ioanna and her friends while I was there, and spent 3 days to film them.
When I first met her, I was thinking of Ioanna as a successful disabled girl, attached to life. After spending these days, I have realized that she is much more than that, and I tried to reflect this in the documentary.