Filmmaker Therese Shechter heads to Turkey for a much-needed vacation. She also plans to interview young Turkish women for a documentary on feminism. Instead, she becomes fascinated with the men. And they are fascinated with her.
This true story is a twisted travelogue chronicling one woman’s obsession with Turkish men. Her attempts to understand their language, culture and psyche leads to a revealing exploration of cultural cliches, the ‘exotic other’ and the aphrodisiac properties of a US visa.
Therese Shechter: Writer, Director, Editor, DP and Producer
Andrew Kines: Assoc. Editor
Paul Ruest: Sound Editor
“How I Learned to Speak Turkish” won the jury prize for Short Documentary at the Atlanta Film Festival.