Her studies and experience in psychotherapy, politics, arts & culture, and history have focused on forms of belonging and opposition; intergenerational, collective and personal trauma; minority cultures; feminist, queer  and nature based views of relating; experiences of displacement, and creative forms of resilience.

Serra co-founded and acted for 18 years as director of !f istanbul Independent Film Festival, an interdisciplinary international arts event, a hub for alternative filmmakers, and a platform for free expression and diversity in Turkey. She is also a board member for Anadolu Kultur, an arts and culture organisation that works on equality and intercultural dialogue. Like many others in Turkey, both spaces have been hard hit by ruptures and political oppression which eventually led to her exile.

!F Istanbul
!F Istanbul

Serra Ciliv.

2006, Spain. vo English. 60’