Faysal Sosyal was born in Batman in 1979. He left medical school to focus on poetry and cinema in 2000. Between 2003 and 2007, he finished his Masters Degrees on “Film Directing” in Tehran Art University-Iran and at the same time “New Turkish Literature” at Van Yuzuncuyil Universities-Turkey. He did 4 short films in Iran those which were awarded at several international film festivals. With his 35mm short film ‘Dreams of Lost Time, he’s become closer to find his own cinematographic expression and language which can be considered as poetic cinema.
In 2008, with a scholarship, he attended to the New York Film Academy. Faysal directed 4 short films; three of them were shot in 16mm in New York. In 2002, he published his first poem book ‘Duse Yagmalanan Hayal Kuyusu’. He then published his latest poem book ‘Bir Olunun Defteri’ in 2011. Faysal also translated poems from Sohrab Sepehri and F.G.Lorca in his book ‘Akdenizdeki Col’ and Babek Ahmedi’s, one of the best books on Tarkovsky ‘The Re-found Hope’ in to Turkish.
He finished filming his first feature film ‘Crossroads’ in 2013, Turkey and Bosnia &Herzegovina. Crossroads got 13 awards from national and international film festival. He followed the real story of Hatice Mehmedovic from Crossroads film and found her at Srebrenica. He did ‘Missing Times’ in documentary film format in Srebrenica, that depicts to massacre of Srebrenica and Prijedor. After that he did a documentary serial about Srebrenica’s Mother. Soysal is a volunteers for Doctors Worldwide Foundation and He did a documentary serials about to be volunteer in Africa. Now He’s working on new cinema projects…
Missing Times in Srebrenica-Prijedor, 2015
First Songs has been Changed in Istanbul, 2013
Worldwide Stories 10 episode, 2015-2016
Mother of Srebrenica 5 episode, 2016
Palestine, Doctors Worldwide, 2011,
Somalia, Doctors Worldwide, 2012,
Forbidden Dream 2005
The Day I Became My Mother 2006
Dreams of Lost Time 2007
What Time It Is ?, 2008