Saturday, November 14, 2015
12:30 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington
Avenue, Boston

(3 documentaries)

Sarıkamış’ta Bir Gölge: “Kurt”

In Competition

Directed by Oğuz Özdemir
Doc. / 62 min. / 2014

Sarikamis'ta Bir Golge Kurt | A Shadow in Sarikamis Wolf


This documentary follows the steps of this pathfinder scientific study in the forest and shows incredible lives of the wolves, which are an integral part of daily life in Anatolia.

National Forest of Sarıkamış Allahuekber Mountains is one of the most important refuges of wildlife in Turkey. “Kuzey Doğa Derneği”, an association for the protection of wildlife, has been doing scientific studies in this national park since 2011.  For the first time in Turkey, the association teamed up with an international group for a project to follow and observe the wolves. The wolves, caught temporarily with special techniques are tagged with radio collars and cameras.  The goal of the project is to determine the areas and spaces where the wolves live, the distances that they travel, and the frequency of their visits to specific locations, so that conflict between the men and the wolves are minimized. Wolves have extremely powerful eyesight and hearing and thus, they avoid to come across human beings. The scientists use photo-video systems hung on trees, sensitive to movement and heat. These systems record throughout the forest, day and night, and collect information about secret lives of the wolves.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Gold Panda Awards for Documentary, Sichuan, China
Hot Bird TV Awards, Italy


Oguz OzdemirOğuz Özdemir was born in Istanbul in 1973. After completing his education he started his career in cinema as an assistant in Yeşilçam. His adventure in filmmaking which began as an assistant continued as a cameraman, as a director of photography, and as a director. He filmed many films, TV series, commercials, news pieces, documentaries, promotions, movie clips, and sports competitions for TV channels such as ShowTV, TRT, KanalD, Star, TGRT, Kanal7, BBC, APTN, and National Geographic. After working freelance for many years, since 2006 he works as director of photography and director for IzTV, which is the first national documentary channel in Turkey.