Hayat Köprüsü/Bridge of Life

Original Release: 2018
Directed by: Eyüp Dirlik

The series is planned to last for three seasons, and will tell the story of a Syrian family seeking refuge in Turkey, after fleeing their country.

The project was launched with the slogan "Either you stay there and die, or you come here and live," Director Eyüp Dirlik told Daily Sabah. Dirlik also gave information about the casting, stating that international celebrities would visit Turkey’s Gaziantep to support the project.

The director announced that his crew was in contact with some international relief agencies, adding that Ronaldo and Jolie were among the big celebrities who wanted to contribute to the project.


Angelina Jolie, Christiano Ronaldo, Nancy Ajram, Perihan Savaş

Filming Dates: March/April 2017 -
Filming Locations:
  • Gaziantep, Turkey
  • There is no release date for this documentary series yet.
  • The show will have three seasons and will air simultaneously in Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America.
  • As far as we know Angelina Jolie didn't visit Gaziantep, Turkey around March/April 2017 even though it was reported from some sources that she would film her scenes there. But her scenes could have been filmed elsewhere.

Quotes from Cast & Crew

"World-renowned names will come to Gaziantep to contribute to this project. We have had talks with some international charity organizations. They promised us to support our project. They will come to Gaziantep and help us. Ronaldo and Jolie are some of the names in the project. They have timing problems but we will do it in one way or other."
- Eyüp Dirlik

"Refugees are now one of the most important issues in our country. We opened the doors for them and we want to show it to the whole world Because everyone is curious about their life. This project is a lesson for humanity."
- Perihan Savaş

"Turkey and Syria are very close. They have many things in common. We focus on a refugee Syrian family in the TV series. It is a drama but not limited to it; there is love, family ties and the fight to survive. We will try to make a contribution to refugee families with the project."
- Gaziantep Mayor, Fatma Şahin