Documentary about women’s access to politics in Turkey

Do women have enough access to politics in Turkey? What obstacles do they have to overcome to participate in the political arena? Do they have any real agenda on women’s problems in Turkey?

“What a Beautiful Democracy!”, a documentary by the Istanbul based filmmakers collective, looks for the answers while chronicling the campaign of women candidates running in the general elections in Turkey. Through the story of these candidates the question of gender politics in Turkey is raised by exploring the roles given to women by their parties, their personal political agenda, how their public image has been created and how they are perceived by voters.

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