In a remote mountain village in eastern Turkey, against a backdrop of mounting political turmoil, a father clings to the simple life he has created for himself and his family.
As violence creeps ever closer, Haydar refuses to flee from the family home, a home he built with his bare hands. What keeps him here? Why do his silver birch trees seem more precious to him than the lives of his own children?
Silver Birch House opened at the Arcola Theatre, East London in May 2007.