Ümit Uludag
Ümit Uludag


UltrAslan exposes a multifaceted picture of the international Turkish ultras movement by showing one of the world's largest and best organized fan community.

The film is a documentary approach to the large spectrum of fans, based in Germany represented by selected three protagonists.

Ibrahim, Ogulcan and Ilker are commited members of ultrAslan, a fan group for the sports club Galatasaray Istanbul, one of the largest and best-organized fan communities in the world. Besides football they also support disciplines like water polo or handicapped basketball. Their worldwide fan base consists of nearly 2 million members, spread out in 82 Turkish cities and 60 countries, mainly in Europe. The documentary will follow all three of them and explore the codes and rules by which they live and the reasons for their unconditional commitment. The journey will take us into a secret organization with no official statutes or recognizable structures. An invisible network characterized by its strict hierarchy, where the search for identity as an immigrant plays a much bigger role than expected.

Producer / Production Details
HUPE Film for WDR and 1LIVE
Top Awards/Festivals
Film Festival Cologne (2017)
Dokfest Kassel (2017)
11mm Festival Berlin (2017)

Released in German cinemas (2018)
Training Programme
Masterschool 2013