Dying to Divorce

Dying to Divorce

23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

Ipek is part of a group of activists fighting to protect Turkish women against abuse and murder, by putting violent men behind bars. As femicides soar and Turkish society starts to fall apart, Ipek and her clients risk everything for their freedom. Filmed over the course of five years, the film takes the viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have severely eroded democratic freedoms. Through intimately shot personal stories, the film gives a unique perspective on the struggle to be an independent woman in modern Turkey.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Chloë Fairweather
Cinematography: Lilia Sellami
Editing: Andrea Cuadrado, Paul Dosaj
Sound: Ali Murray
Music: Andy Cowton
Production: Dying to Divorce Ltd
Producers: Seda Gökçe, Özge Sebzeci, Chloë Fairweather
Co-production: Aldeles
Co-producers: Elisabeth Kleppe
Executive producer: Christina Asquith, Natasha Dack Ojumu, Leslie Finlay
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: UK, Norway, Germany, Turkey
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 81΄
Contact: JAVA FILMS, Olivier Semonnay

Chloe Fairweather


2015 Mr Alzheimer’s and Me (short)
2016 I Do at 92 (TV)
2017 Taxidermy for Teenagers (short)
2018 School (TV)
2021 Dying to Divorce