Can Candan

Istanbul, Turkey

Film Projects


Born and raised in Turkey. Lived in the States for 13 years. Studied filmmaking at Hampshire College (undergrad) and then at Temple University (grad). Taught workshops and courses while in the States. Returned to Turkey in 2000 and been living/working in Istanbul since. In Turkey, have taught at Istanbul Bilgi University, Sabanci University and since 2007 at Bogazici University. Author of articles and books on documentary cinema in Turkey. Founding member of docIstanbul - Center for Documentary. Been making documentaries since 1989. Currently working on the 4th feature doc: www.nuclearallaturca.com