Ramazan Kılıç who was born in Ağrı in 1993 studies Cinema and Literature at İstanbul Şehir University. His first short film PENABER has many awards at national and international festivals. His latest film THE SCHOOL BUS has been selected for the International Competition at the 2020 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Through a toy camera we see the protagonist’s memories as if in a photo album. A change of perspective challenges the viewers to question their own positions and highlights the topic of forced migration in a completely new way.
Memed who is distant from his beloved confronts with the enemy at Gallipoli War with his five fellows. During the conflict, two of his fellows die as a martyr. In the trench, with Memed, Sergeant Hasan and Ali survive. By running out of ammunition, the three soldiers who stuck in the trench are helpless to the brutality of the war.
An employer locks uninsured workers into a warehouse when the supervisory investigators are notified!
The School Bus
Nebahat, a teacher in her 20s, has just been appointed to a rural village school in Anatolia. She realizes that her students are struggling to arrive at school, hitchhiking tractors, using whatever means they can find. She asks the Ministry of Education for a shuttle, but without a driver, the vehicle is useless. So, she decides to be the bus driver for her students but she does not know how to drive!