Raşel Meseri

Raşel Meseri, a graduate in cinema studies, is one of the people who betrayed the education she got, and did not make films for many years; neither did she hunt the words describing another possible world. Yet, after a while, she found the right track and started to make documentaries and short films on everyday life and discrimination, shown in international film festivals and art exhibitions. When the children around her grew up, she invented imaginary children friends to write them stories. Two of her children’s books are published in Turkish and the others she has completed are impatiently waiting to be published. She also wrote theater plays for children, they are staged in İzmir and Istanbul, Turkey. Pen in the Park, a fairytale of the Gezi resistance in Turkey, is the most realistic text she has ever written.