Mendil (Tissues)

The filmmaker comes across a shocking experience with a young girl who sells tissues in the bus stations (Metrobus) in the streets of Istanbul. Curious to know more about her story, the filmmaker follows her; loses her, but he eventually meets nine-year-old Ali. Ali takes the filmmaker into a journey in the world of the Mendil’s street children vendors to experience the life of hardship, pain, oppression as well as flashes of stealth joy, play and hope for a hot meal or school admission.

Mendil is a documentary film that showcases the stories of the Syrian street children who are forced to become vendors of tissues in the streets of Istanbul as a result of the war in Syria.

Title: Mendil (Tissues)

Director: Ahmad Zaga

Genre: Social

Duration: 52 mins

Production Year: 2019

Executive Producer: Metafora Production