Salads That Heal — Award-Winning Short Documentary

Salads That Heal (Directed, produced, and edited by Didem Tali) is a four-minute documentary that follows an Istanbul-based healthy food collective run by Syrian women refugees. Roz, Fatemah, and Halez are trying to carve a new life for themselves and their families after escaping the civil war. The salads they make and sell not only bring health to their customers but help them to find a community and tend to the wounds of the war.

As of March 2021, Salads That Heal was selected by over a dozen film festivals around the world, including some wins. Since it’s still under consideration by other festivals, the film isn’t currently available online. Please send any screening inquiries to