Turkey is a country that is not only uniquely positioned between East and West, but also has borders with eight other distinct and diverse countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
JAZZ IN TURKEY TÜRKİYE'DE CAZ
Jazz in Turkey is as old as the Republic and in Batu Akyol's landmark documentary its history and evolution is the story of the country itself. The 'light western music' that seeped into the country's already rich music landscape in the aftermath of the First World War was soon transformed into the 'music of freedom.'
Shorts and Documentaries
THE COUNTRY ROAD PATİKA
Every morning, 10-year-old Yaşar travels along the same country road with his father.
A DREAM SCHOOL IN THE STEPPES TEPECİK HAYAL OKULU
The story of a filmmaker and a brain tumour. Ahmet Uluçay first became known for his idiosyncratic short films and then won international acclaim for his first feature film Boats out of Watermelon Rinds (Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak), which won the Best Film award at the Istanbul Film Festival in 2004.
THE GUEST MİSAFİR
A poignant tale of humanity, faith and memories. The Orthodox monastery of Deyrulzafaran in the mountains that border Turkey, Syria and Iraq has been Bahe's home for over 90 years ever since his mother abandoned him and his two older brothers.
TAŞKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET TAŞKAFA, BİR SOKAK HİKAYESİ
Taşkafa is one of the most revered street dogs of Istanbul, both a celebrity amongst the local community and its symbolic guardian. His and their story is introduced by writer John Berger, reading from his novel King the story of the disappearance of a community told from a dog’s perspective.
TIGHT SPACE TENGAV
A portrait of a village by the Tigris river that could be lost forever.