Erin Semine Kökdil

With a strong interest in building solidarity and inciting social change, Erin Semine Kökdil is a storyteller whose work deals with issues of trauma, marginalization and migration. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Kökdil worked extensively with nonprofits and community-led initiatives in the U.S. and Guatemala. Kökdil’s films Unheard (2016), all that we carry (2017), Ale y Yose (2018) and most recently Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me (Mountainfilm 2021) follow female protagonists as they combat adversity, challenging the forces of injustice and inspiring hope despite the heaviness they continue to bear.