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Duygu Eruçman

Duygu Eruçman

Documentary Film and Video


Duygu Eruçman is a documentary filmmaker from Izmir, Turkey. She has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University where she also completed a certificate program in cinema studies. After graduating from college, Duygu worked with children in various art projects, workshops, and exhibitions; she also completed a training film on early childhood development for a joint educational project between UNICEF and Ankara University.
Duygu got interested in making documentaries during her undergraduate study, and since then, directed and edited six short documentaries. Her films have screened in many film festivals around the world. A recent graduate of the MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University, Duygu aims to explore social issues through first person experiences and narratives.


C. Diane Christensen Fellowship, 2011-2012

The Corner Garden 

hd video
JUNE, 2012
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Can kale chips replace Cheetos? In this small garden in East Oakland, a group of teenagers struggle to grow their own vegetables, and think about the food they eat in a different way.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2013
Thin Line Film Festival, 2013
Oakland International Film Festival, 2013
Colorado Environmental Film Festival, 2013
Slamdance, 2013

Sokak Sokak (Street by Street) 

16mm color film
JUNE, 2011
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As the filmmaker wanders around the streets of San Francisco, she navigates through the urban environment as well as her innermost thoughts.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 2012
Diversity in Place Short Fest, 2012
IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival, 2012
SFIndie Film Festival, 2012

Neve & Sons 

hd video
Co-directed by Laura Green
MARCH, 2011
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A four generation family business adapts to a globalizing market.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
Rural Route Film Festival, 2012
deadCENTER Film Festival, 2012
Stanford Alumni Film Festival, 2012
Independent Film Festival Boston, 2012
Dam Short Film Festival, 2012
Thin Line Film Festival, 2012
Offshoot Film Festival, 2011
Flatland Film Festival, 2011
Starz Denver Film Festival, 2011
Rockport Film Festival, 2011
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days, 2011
"Party on the Edge" Cantor Arts Center Screening, Stanford University, 2011

American Football 

16mm black and white film
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Through reflections about American football, the film explores how the game becomes a space for experiencing American culture.



June 16, 2012

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
June 10, 2011

Free and open the public

March 16, 2011

Free and open to the public

December 7, 2010

Free and open to the public