Bogazici Baliklari | The Fish of Bosphorus


Boğaziçi Balıkları

In Competition

Directed by Bural Dal, Bahriye Kabadayı Dal
Written by Bahriye Kabadayı Dal
Documentary / 56 min. / 2013


Where the film tells about the changes concerning sea, human, and fish by starting out from the work named “Fish and Fishing in Turkey” published in Ottoman Turkish in 1915 by Karekin Deveciyan, the manager of the Istanbul fish market, it also reflects how we, from rich seas and a rich sea culture to today, ended up in the campaigns ‘no small fish means no big fish, either’, ‘may Istanbul not sigh for bluefish’. The Fish of Bosphorus is a documentary film, which tries to observe the changes in Istanbul and Istanbulites by looking from the sea perspective.


Selected Festivals and Awards

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Documentary Awards, Turkey: Ziraat Bank Special Prize



Bahriye Kabadayi DalBahriye Kabadayı Dal was born in 1977, Istanbul. Educated at Marmara University Communication Faculty Radio & TV Department. Since 1997, working she’s been working at VTR Film Research& Production Company and also making independent film and video projects. She is a member of the Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey. She is the founder and board member of BABIL Association, which is founded for organizing cultural- social and artistic works and developing documentary filmmaking in 2008. She is interested in inter-disciplinary works and the actual and the history of plastic arts.

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Conference Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston