Frustrated by numerous confrontations with discrimination and the impossibility of getting the chances they deserve, four Belgian and Dutch Turks move to the vibrant city of Istanbul. But there, once again, they are faced with prejudice…
- COBRA FILMS
In 2005, Volkan Üce obtained his master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He decided to continue as a self-taught filmmaker before completing his PhD. Volkan completed his first full-length documentary DISPLACED (71’, 2017) with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and VRT. The film had its world premiere at DOK Leipzig 2017 and was received with great enthusiasm by both the international and the Belgian public. DISPLACED shows the identity crisis of third-generation Turks growing up in Belgium and the Netherlands. At the same time the film tells a lot about current Turkish and Western European society. Raised with oriental values and standards, Volkan deliberately chooses themes that are related to his life. As a filmmaker, he wants to avoid telling exotic stories. Informing and creating empathy for protagonists is an important aspect, but only a starting point for Volkan. In a subtle way, he strives to confront the audience with themselves.