by Mona Mansour
directed by Evren Odcikin
Conflict photographer Mia wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of a massacre she was photographing. Mia can’t even remember being there, but she wired photos of the site hours before she was found. The two women resume their volatile push-pull when Mia’s well-meaning Californian mother arrives from the US, trying to help unravel what happened to her daughter.
Studio Retreats are supported in part with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the Axe-Houghton Foundation.