The Turkish Passport documents the lives of Turkish diplomats and Jews living in occupied France during World War II and the lengths Turkish diplomats went through to save their Jewish counterparts. When Germans announced the compulsory ‘round-up’ of all Jews living in Europe, Turkish diplomats lobbied extrication from German officials while arguing that the Turkish Constitution made no distinction of race or religion. In doing so they not only saved the lives of Turkish Jews, but also foreign Jews condemned to a certain death by giving them Turkish Passports. Using survivor footage, historical documents, and poignant reenactments, the film tells the stories of the Jewish people saved by their efforts.
Featured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 - it also won 'Best Feature Documentary Award' at the 2011 Moondance International Film Festival
Director: Burak Arlıel
Cast: Altan Gördüm, Eylem Demir, Cosma Constantin, Gavril Patru, Claudiu Gheorghe, Soner Akçay, Doğukan Polat, Zaharia Gabriel, Botis Marilena, Curca Llie Alexandru, Çağla Çakar, Senem Kalender, Renan Göksal, Karya Filiz, İlayda Kılıç, Batur Belirdi, Catalin Roncescu
Length: 91 minutesTurkish Passport on IMDB