Between, from Fidel Kilic, is a short documentary project detailing the experiences of two elderly women living on the Syria-Turkey border as they deal with life in one of the most dangerous and sonically chaotic places in the world, and the strange quiet and safety brought on by COVID-19.


Vocalist Fidel Kilic, born in the diverse and historic city of Mardin in Southeast Turkey, came into the world as the 17th and last son of Kurdish farmer parents. His mother was a dengbêj, a term in Kurdish oral culture that denotes people who sing-speak epic stories, so he was inspired from an early age to perform. It was at the Boğaziçi University Folklore Club (BÜFK) in Istanbul that he began exploring his voice in earnest, learning the vocal traditions of Kurdistan, Turkey, the Balkans, Greece, Armenia and Georgia.