Hidden Heaven (Saklı Cennet)

Documentary directed by Çağatay Çelikbaş (2017, 12 min.). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.

In Mount Ida, located on the northwestern Aegean coast of Anatolia, native people and settlers recount their daily lives. They exchange olive oil for other goods, simultaneously struggling against and relying on the forces of nature to survive.

On the Edge of Menderes (Menderes’in Kıyısında)

Documentary directed by Mehmet Can Mıcık (2017, 18 min.). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.

Abdullah Koçarlı learned how to be an acrobat at the age of 16. He performed as an acrobat and an illusionist for 25 years in Turkey and abroad, but was forced to leave the stage after an accident. He now lives in a small hut on the edge of the Menderes River in the town of Sōke, near the port city of İzmir.

A Fading Language, A Fading Cuisine (Kaybolan Bir Dil, Kaybolan Bir Mutfak)

Documentary directed by Deniz Alphan (2017, 57 min.). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.

The documentary chronicles the progressive loss of the centuries-old language and food culture of the Jewish community that immigrated to the Ottoman Empire from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492. The film opens with a display of photographs illustrating both the pleasant and the troublesome times of Sephardic families in Turkey. Academics, writers, and native speakers discuss the extinction of the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language and the simultaneous loss of Sephardic culinary practices.


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