Turkish Cypriot London life: Dilek's story

The Turkish Cypriot community has played an important part in London life since the 1950s. Many came to the UK when Cyprus used to be a British colony. Others arrived in the 1960s and 1970s, either as economic migrants or to escape war on the island.

For nearly two decades, the London Turkish Film Festival has explored the capital's links with the eastern Mediterranean.

Here - as the latest festival gets under way - see how London-based photojournalist and film-maker Erdal Redjep worked with his mother, Dilek, to make a very personal documentary which was shown last year. Take a look at some of the images, and listen to some of the audio, from Heartland.

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The 18th London Turkish Film Festival is on until 3 March 2013.

Audio and images by Erdal Redjep. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 22 February 2013.


Heartland full-length documentary

Erdal Redjep's website

London Turkish Film Festival

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