Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival10th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 24 - April 30, 2011

Pippa'ya Mektubum - My Letter to Pippa


Pippa'ya Mektubum

Best Documentary Award winner in the 15th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition

Sunday, March 27, 2011    3:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by Bingol Elmas

Documentary / 2010 / 60 min.
In Turkish with English subtitles



The journey of  Pippa Bacca who set off from Milano in a wedding dress and attempted to go to Jerusalem for the world peace by hitch-hiking has ended regrettably in Turkey. The movie depicts the history of the director who undertakes the journey of “Peace Bride” but in a black wedding dress. It starts from the spot where Pippa Bacca last seen and continues until the Syrian frontier. In this journey what happened to Pippa and states of masculinity are discussed as well as the reality of being a woman in Turkey is faced with. This is a movie about existing as a woman in a truck or on a highway without being harassed or raped. It’s a questioning and a loud thinking of a female documentary filmmaker about trust, peace, fear and being bad.


  • Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, U.S.A. (2010): Best Documentary
  • Cinema City Film & Media Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia (2010)
  • Romania International Film Festival (2010)
  • Chennai International Film Festival, India (2010)
  • Mumbai Film Festival, India (2010)
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2010)


Bingol ElmasBingol Elmas  graduated from the Radio, Television and Cinema department of Marmara University Faculty of Communication. In 1997 she won the first, second and special jury award for the best news report – program with the projects she realised at MIHA (Marmara University News Agency).  She worked as a reporter at various national television channels between 1998 and 2001 as well as director's assistant in TV programs. She also worked at The Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB) for 8 years which is the only professional union in the field of documentary. Cicadant, her first documentary film has been screened in various festivals and won the award for the best documentary film at the 42 nd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.


My Letter to Pippa (Doc., 2010)
TransAsia (Doc., 2008)
Cicadant (Doc., 2005)
Game ( Short, 2002)



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