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Kutlug Ataman was born in Istanbul and studied at film schools in Paris and Los Angeles
where he graduated with the short La Fuga.

Kutlug Ataman then directed his first full-length feature Serpent's Tale which
won prizes at several international film festivals.
Ataman is now living in Istanbul again and has become one of the leading lights in the Turkish gay liberation movement.
Kutlug Atamans weekly column in the newspaper Gazete Pazar had been an important outlet for the gay community.

At the Biennale in Istanbul, Kutlug Ataman presented a documentary on Semiha Berksoy, the first Turkish
opera singer who trained in Berlin in the 1930s and is a living legend in Istanbul today at the age of 92.
Kutlug Ataman shot Lola + Bilidikid on location in Berlin in winter 1997.

Kutlug Ataman

Women Who Wear Wigs

Perfect Strangers
Turner Prize Nominee

Books and DVD's
1000 Words

Sex and Gardening From Turkey

Review 2002
Carnegie Prize 2004-5

Bawag Foundation


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