Motherland shows patriarchy as a trap in which women’s oppression is perpetuated not just through manifestations of toxic masculinity but by the very actions of women themselves trying to survive often at the expense of each other.
Author Zeynep Yasar
Zeynep Yasar holds a PhD in communication and culture from Indiana University, where she specialized in film and media studies. Her dissertation focused on the role of grassroots, anti-authoritarian, and oppositional practices in repurposing spaces and practices of film consumption in contemporary Turkey. In addition to academic publications and presentations, Zeynep has regularly contributed to Yeni Film, an independent film magazine based in Istanbul, since 2008.