Adam Isenberg is a director and producer from California. He lives in Barcelona and holds Spanish citizenship. His debut film, A Life Without Words (2011), was awarded Best Documentary at Cinelatino Toulouse and won the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award in New York. It told the story of two Deaf siblings in rural Nicaragua who had been denied access to a sign-language community. His soon-to-be-released documentary Eat Your Catfish (2021) also explores complex family dynamics, limits of communication, and questions of belonging. During ten years living in Turkey, he co-created, co-directed and hosted the long-running travel documentary series “Adem’in Seyir Defteri” on Turkish State television. He co-produced and co-edited the Turkish fiction feature Motherland (2015), which premiered at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week and earned two FIPRESCI prizes, Best Screenplay at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, as well as Best Film and Best Editing from the Turkish Film Critics’ Association, among other accolades. He speaks Catalan, English, Spanish and Turkish.

Accolades

Senem Tüzen and Olena Yershova and Adam Isenberg and Nikos Moutselos
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2015

Motherland (Ana Yurdu)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2015

Motherland (Ana Yurdu)

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2015 Nesrin is a young, urban middle class woman in modern day Istanbul who decides to abandon her city life to recover…

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Films

Motherland
2015

Motherland (Ana Yurdu)

Turkey, Greece
2015

Motherland (Ana Yurdu)

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2015 Nesrin is a young, urban middle class woman in modern day Istanbul who decides to abandon her city life to recover…

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