Eda Elif Tibet
Independent documentary filmmaker & Visual Anthropologist
Elif mostly films and directs her own films, advocating for local livelihood and social justice. Her first documentary film “28 Days on the Moon” (2012) on cave dwellers of Cappadocia and her recent award winning film AMCHI (2013 ) on Tibetan healers have been broadcast by TV channels and made it into many international film festivals. AMCHI won the award of excellence for the most inspiring filmmaker of the year and best original soundtrack by the Jakarta film festival in 2014 along with many other awards.Her recent film on nomadic pastoralists of Turkey has premiered in cinemas and was exhibited at the art history museum of Geneva in Switzerland. Eda holds an Mphil on Social Anthropology from the University of Kent (UK) and is currently a Phd candidate at the University of Bern in Switzerland, working on documenting the educational biographies of the unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, through conducting radio shows together with the youth. Eda filmed, edited, directed and produced "Refugee Here I am", her first feature documentary film which recently won the world humanitarian gold award and was nominated for young talents award by Documentarist film festival of İstanbul.