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More transgender people was murdered in Turkey than in any other European during the four months that this project last.

It was by chance that we started this Project on March 8, 2016, the International Women’s day, meeting a transgender woman. Our project about the transgender people living in Turkey would last for almost four months.

Transgender people struggles to survive in Turkey. They have to be accepted by a very conservative society where their options are too often limited to sex working and we want them to speak out.

We want them to sit in front of the camera as they are: humans, not as one of those many labels (transsexuals, transvestites, transgender…) that so easily society hangs on their shoulders. We want them, transmen and transwomen, talking about their siblings and lovers, their fears, their sorrows, their relation with their bodies and their struggle to match those with their inner souls. During those months alone, more transgender people was murdered in Turkey than in any other European country.

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