Vuslat Saracoglu graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a degree in Sociology and International Relations. In 2010, she attended the Directors Across Borders section of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival and the Talent Campus of Sarajevo Film Festival. Her film and literary reviews have been published in various magazines.
If we were to ask "what is beeing a bad seed?", I presume that the majority of the society which I live in, would consider the ones who don't look after their parents when they grew old. It is not a coincidence that in some Turkish films from the past, archetypes were created, who sent their parents to nursing homes, while crashing on poker tables with a whisky glass in their hand. Are a children really obliged to look after their own parents? Many would say "yes, of course". Furthermore, even asking the question can be regarded as a taboo. Questions such as, "couldn't a parent do more evil to his/her child, than a stranger?" or "isn't it possible for a child to not spend any given day inside a gloomy room, next to a sick person", wouldn't come to mind in the first place. Tufan is one of these individuals. A "normal" person who embraces the traditions and values of the dominant culture. Most of his reactions, like in the case of facing these sample questions above, could be defined as instinctive. Just as if he was installed with a mechanism which produces standart, fabricated, memorised emotions or anger. His goodness is likewise. His good behaviours which don't require any will or particularity, stays within the frontiers framed by the society, yet these make him feel great about himself. However, grey zones where standardized reactions fall short, do exist. Tufan is a person who finds himself on a path where his supposedly sacrificial behaviours are tested, and them being driven away by his hypocrisy and inconsistency, seems inevitable. Casting a glance towards experiences as such, provides ground for thinking of the overwhelming notion of goodness, creating scapegoats, being righteous just because you are on the side of the powerful, all imposed almost religously by the dominant culture. For these reasons, "Debt" matters much to me.