This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of Amina, a Senegalese woman living and working in Turkey for the past 7 years. Amina often hides in a dreamworld to cope with the separation from her daughter, who stayed behind with their family. Amina hopes to bring her to Turkey soon. In the meantime, she finds solace in the Senegalese community in Istanbul, her home away from home. (photo credits: Akaylar Productions)
Kıvılcım Akay graduated from Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts in 2008. In 2011, she started her own advertising and production company, Akay Film. She produced and directed the first Turkish fashion documentary, “100 Years of Fashion”, and “My Wish Is Peace” (2014). Amina is her first feature documentary.