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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.
His first full-length documentary ‘Displaced’ 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 who grew 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 makes sure that the film is more than just an exotic story. Informing and creating empathy for protagonists is an important aspect, but is only a starting point for Volkan. In a subtle way, he strives to confront the audience with themselves.
Volkan is currently working on a new documentary called ‘ALL-IN’, in which Kurdish boys discover Western consumer society in an all-in hotel in Turkey.
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