11TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Anatolia
 
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DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

  

In Competition

FOLLOWING THE FISH 
Baligin Pesinde

Directed by Deniz Baser

Documentary. 2006, 22 minutes  
In Turkish with English subtitles 
  

Gökhan Bey is an old fisherman at the age of 70. The place where he used to fish is also where he was born. That’s in between Asia and Europe, on the Bosphorus, where Istanbul is located. While time is changing, most of the people from older generations have adaptation problems. Now at the age of 70, he is ready to move out of the city he was born. Even for him alienation is unstoppable in the city he grew up in. He is used to go fishing with his little boat and catch five to ten kilos of fish a day. Nowadays younger generation of fishermen replace the older generation with their bigger boats, who are able to catch up to thousands of fishes a day. This huge change in the system of fishing also shows the difference between mentalities. While he was able to live in a social community 50 years ago, now people are running more and more after money and everything is changing because of these facts.
 

Director DENIZ BASER

 

Participating in the competition from Netherlands, Deniz Baser was educated in audio-visual design in Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving St.Joost Breda in Amsterdam. Her works include “De Brief”, a TV program for Omroep Brabant and “Lotus Journey” for Martin Riebeek between 2004-2005. She traveled with Martin Riebeek to several countries, helping him for his art work “Imagine Being There”. 

 
  

Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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