My Name is Happy
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Co-director Ayse is an acclaimed and award winning filmmaker based in London and Turkey. Her previous film 'Mr Gay Syria' won numerous awards and screened at festivals worldwide
Nick is a highly experienced award-winning filmmaker. His previous films 'The Condemned', 'Bolshoi Babylon' and 'Against the Tides' screened internationally and were nominated for BAFTA & Emmy awards.
Help support Mutlu. She lives with a bullet in her brain, and copes with life-changing injuries every day. With your help, we will provide Mutlu with the regular care and therapy she urgently needs.
Nick Read & Ayse Toprak’s film tells the inspirational story of Kurdish teenager, Mutlu Kaya, from a remote community in Southeast Turkey. Aged 19, stardom beckoned when she reached the finals of Turkey’s Got Talent. Days later she was shot by a man trying to abduct her. The film tracks her remarkable journey to recover her voice as a singer, and to be heard as an advocate for womens rights…. a survivor’s story. ‘Mutlu’ means happy in Turkish.