Private Project

Peace and Quiet in the Aquarium

The lives of women who marry into the boat life will not be easy. Some haven't even seen the sea before but they calmly and silently accept their fate. They raise their children on the boats. Some don't even know how to swim although they seek shelter in the open sea for years. They learn to stay positive in spite of their difficult living conditions and learn to cope with all difficulties in the endless sea. They are the the altruistic brides of mother nature... This documentary deals with the life of women who earn their livelihood fishing with their husbands and children at Datça-Bozburun.

  • Tayfun Belet
  • Tabu Film Production
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Akvaryumda Sessiz, Sakin
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    22 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    22,000 USD
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    English, Turkish
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Director Biography - Tayfun Belet

Turkish film director, producer and writer, Tayfun Belet, originally born into a family from Urfa/Siverek, was born in Izmir. He was influenced by Yilmaz Güney movies in his early years. He studied high school at Fatma Saygun Anadolu Lisesi and continued studying university at Yasar University, at the Radio, Cinema and Television department. He then continued his masters at the same school and finished the Art and Design program. He is continuing his academic career as a teacher in the same department. He started filming short films when he was in high school. In 2006, before he started his directing career, he worked as a director assistant for many directors. Tayfun Belet, who has been responsible for 10 documentary-cinema films, has also worked on many commercials for popular brands.

He has directed many series of documentaries for outsourcing internationally. He generally uses the themes of women, children and hope in his films. He utilizes the traditional culture of the east and infuses it with the modern life of the west. He has adopted an aesthetic focus in his work. Tayfun Belet is internationally accepted as one of the main representers of Turkish documentary-cinema. His films have met their viewers in over 30 countries. His films have been the subject in many magazines and newspapers, especially in America, India, France and Germany. He has been a part of the jury in many film festivals and has advised many festival documentary-films. For the music in his films, he has worked with Erkin Koray, Hüsnü Senlendirici, Cengiz Onural, Incesaz, Jah Wobble and Ömer Oral. He has taken responsibility of editing and directing photography in his movies himself. Tayfun Belet has proven to have his own unique style in cinema and is the owner of the company named Tabu Film Production.

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