Istanbul’s only woman façade cleaner

Nov 12, 2023 | People, Videos

35-year-old Nazli Yilmaz has an unconventional job for a woman in Turkish society – she scales the glass facades of high-rise office buildings in Istanbul as a facade-cleaner. In her male-dominated profession, she has broken through the glass ceiling and made a name for herself.
Despite living a modern life with her girlfriends, Nazli leads a double life. She is raising her 11-year-old daughter alone and keeping her separation from her husband a secret from her conservative parents and eight siblings. As she goes about her daily routine, she worries about the political state of her country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Watch the documentary to see how Nazli Yilmaz navigates her way through the complexities of her unique situation.

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