Ümran Safter is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. For more than two decades she covered Turkey and the Middle East including the wars in Iraq and Syria for both print and television media. She started her filmmaking career in 2014 and has produced and directed several feature documentary films including The Eye of Istanbul, Through Ottoman Eyes, Sevan the Craftsman, The Sin of Being a Woman and On the Wings of Hope. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. She has also produced a number of television documentaries and television shows; including a feature on life in Guantanamo Prison filmed on location, the story of victims of the Bosnian war, and the conditions faced by Iraqi refugees in Syria, and the life of Evangelicals in the USA. She is the founder of Istanbul-based Ekim Media Production. ON THE WINGS OF HOPE (2019) is her most recent documentary film.