SON OF THE MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Directed by Yavuz Selim Taşçıoğlu
Doc. / 17’ 35” / 2016
This is the story of Bülent Erkan, the son of the mountains. Erkan was born in the Yedigöl village in Ispirin, Erzurum. He used to make a living as a shepherd. When he realized that the wild life around his native land was diminishing day by day, he decided to take action on his own. He is nicknamed “The Son of the Mountains” because he lives in the mountains most of the time. He takes photos of wild life and shares them on social media to fight against poachers, bad environmental policies, and to raise awareness.
Selected Festivals and Awards
- Snow Film Festival, Documentary Category, Turkey: First Prize
- International Tour Film Festival, On the East Coast Europe, Bulgaria: Best Documentary
- İnönü University Short Film Festival, National Documentary Category, Turkey: Second Prize
- İstanbul Environmental Short Film Festival, National Environmental Short Film Competition, Turkey: Second Prize
- Ataşehir National Short Film Competition, Professional Category: Second Prize
- Labor Films Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
YAVUZ SELİM TAŞÇIOĞLU
Yavuz Selim Taşçıoğlu (Rize, 1991) graduated from Erciyes University Department of Radio Cinema Television, and continues to study for his master’s degree in Maltepe University Department of Cinema and Television. “Varosha; The Story of the Ghost City” (Hayalet Şehrin Hikayesi) is the first documentary which he directed.