Sinem Taş, doing PhD at Multi Media Art, at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University.
After finishing her bachelor degree in International Relations at Uludağ University in Bursa in 2013, Taş worked as photojournalist at a local journal covering news and protests in Izmir, Turkey.
She has worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Lisbon since 2014 and took part in projects of KINO DOC film courses in Portugal. She completed her master’s degree in Multi Media Art / Photography at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University.
In 2017 Tas directed her first documentary film "My Kaaba is HUMAN" which was screened in several film festivals in different countries. The documentary inspired her long-term, ongoing project BABEL (My Kaaba is HUMAN previously named) where she shoots portrait photos and publishes stories of people from different cultures and countries.
Film directed by Sinem TAŞ
My Kaaba is HUMAN - 2017, Documentary
Director: Sinem Taş
Assistants: Isabel Teixeira - Ana Brás
Translation: Karwan Kurdi (Kurdish) - Matthieu Rego (French)
Music (only for trailer): Fazıl Say - Insan Insan (Borrowed from Youtube)
Portuguese Subtitles: Sara David Lopes
Turkish Subtitles: Doğukan Sarıkaya
Duration: 22:29 min.
Global Migration Film Festival IOM 2018
V. Festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo 2018
Global Migration Film Festival
IOM’s Lockdown Film Club, Online Screening. 2020.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo Festival Extention, CINE-TEATRO DE ALCOBAÇA JOÃO, Alcobaça, Portugal. 2019.
I. Izmir International Refugee Film Festival, Screening, Izmir, Turkey. 2019.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Screening, Vigo/Galícia, Spain. 2019.
Shortcutz Guimarães, Screening, Portugal. 2019.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo Festival Extention, by CRIA, UTAD, Teatro de Vila Real, Screening, Portugal. 2019.
Lift-Off Sessions, Official Selection. 2019.
AFSAD II. Short Film Contest, Screening Selection, Turkey. 2018.
HuBB (Humans Before Borders), Screening, Portugal. 2018.
Global Migration Film Festival by IOM, Official Selection, Screening, Indonesia. 2018.
V. Festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Travessias and Começar a Olhar Section Competition, Screening. 2018
Lisbon University, Fine Arts Faculty, Screening, Portugal. 2018
3P: Pia-Palto Film Events, Screening, Turkey. 2018