Filmed over 5 years, Dying to Divorce takes viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have severely eroded democratic freedoms.

Year: 2023

Director: Paul Sng

Exec Producer: John Archer, Ella Murtha, Mark Thomas

Producer: Jennifer Corcoran

Associate Producer: Harley Hessel

Production Company: Velvet Joy Productions, Hopscotch Films, Freya Films

Screen Scotland funding: TISH accessed £75,000 through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production Fund to support the Scottish talent involved in this project including Director Paul Sng and producer Jennifer Corcoran and Scotland's wider documentary sector.


Paul Sng’s riveting portrait of Tish Murtha captures the passion and commitment of a trailblazing photographer who dedicated her life to recording the hopes, dreams and struggles of working-class communities in the industrial North-East.

Photograph by Tish Murtha. Credit Ella Murtha. 

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Release: TISH will have its world premiere as the opening night film at Sheffield Doc Fest 2023.