Ali Y. Akarcesme

New Jersey

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Ali Y. Akarcesme's passion for cinematic storytelling began at an early age, making Handycam movies on the backstreets of his native Istanbul, Turkey. At home in the US since 1999, he received his Bachelor's in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2004, and has produced heaps of socially conscious documentaries. Most recently, Akarcesme completed a Master's in Writing and Directing from New York's School of Visual Arts. DEPARTURES is the first narrative film in his career.

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