Young director Taylan Mintas sought to turn his deaf-mute cousins' lives into a documentary. After four years and extensive fundraising, but "Brothers of Silence" finally premiered in the prestigious Istanbul Film Festival in April, to much acclaim.
Organisers say it is hard for people with disabilities to find employment in Turkey, but twice or thrice as hard for refugees who suffer physical limitations and language barriers.
According to a charity organisation, stigma and misinformation about disability, as well as a lack of data on the numbers of disabled children are causes for the problem.
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