On the Way to School

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On the Way to School
Theatrical poster
Directed by Orhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
Produced by Orhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
Written by Orhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
Cinematography Orhan Eskiköy
Edited by Thomas Balkenhol
Distributed by Tiglon Film
Release date
  • November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25) (IDFA Festival)
  • October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) (Turkey)
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget €209,000 (estimated)
Box office $399,581

On the Way to School (Turkish: İki Dil Bir Bavul) is a 2008 Turkish documentary film directed by Orhan Eskiköy and Özgür Doğan. It has attracted 78,000 people in eight weeks, an impressive showing for a documentary.

The film is an openhearted account of a young Turkish teacher during a school year in a Kurdish village in southeastern Turkey.


Film production began in September 2007 and was completed in June 2008.[1]


General release[edit]

The film opened in 22 screens across Turkey on October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) at number five in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $60,387.[2]


Box Office[edit]

The film debuted number five in the Turkish box office chart and has made a total gross of $399,581.[2]



The film was photographed mostly in Demirci village which is in Şanlıurfa, Turkey.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Açılımdan nemalanmadık!". Yeni Şafak. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Iki Dil Bir Bavul". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  3. ^ "Two Turkish movies win at Abu Dhabi fest". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "'Köprüdekiler' receives best movie award at Ankara Film Festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  5. ^ "Winners presented with awards at Ankara Film Festival". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  6. ^ "Filming locations for On the Way to School". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18.

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