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Çiğdem Mater

She was born in Ankara in 1978. After studying cinema in Anadolu University of Eskisehir, she received her MA degree on communication sciences from Marmara University. Between 1997 and 2005 she worked as translator, correspondent and producer for foreign media organizations such as ABC News, Boston Globe, Sky News, Radio France International, ARTE, Le Nouvel Observateur, Los Angeles Times.

Since 2010 she produces documentaries and feature films. She was the associate producer of Çoğunluk/ Majority, co-producer for Sivas and for Layer. She is the producer of The Last Step, Crooked House and Heart of a Woman. Mater also works as line producer for the international projects that being shot in Turkey like Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow Eric Baudlaire’s AKA and Muhammed Ben Attia’s Weldi .

She is the founding coordinator for Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform which aims to support co-production between Turkey and Armenia where there is no diplomatic relations. The platform has supported 23 shorts and documentaries since 2009.