Boston Turkish Film Festival

THE LAST PRAYER FOR THE TIGRIS: JOURNEY TO LALESH
Dicle’ye Son Dua: Laleş’e Yolculuk

Dicle'ye Son Dua Lales'e Yolculuk | The Last Prayer for the Tigris Journey to Lalesh


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
7:30 pm

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

In Competition

Directed by Mehmet Özgür Candan
Doc. / 37 min. / 2016

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The Yezidis are members of an ancient religion whose population were in thousands in Anatolia, but remained less than 200 people today. The documentary portrays Fikret, a 25-year-old Yezidi man and his journey to Lalesh, the holy pilgrimage site of the Yezidis in Northern Iraq where he hopes to find a Yezidi girl to marry. His journey has two goals; learning about his roots and finding love.

SELECTED FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • TRT (Turkish Radio and Television) Documentary Days, Turkey

MEHMET ÖZGÜR CANDAN

Mehmet Ozgur Candan

 

Mehmet Özgür Candan (Kocaeli, 1979) graduated from İstanbul University Management of Sea Transportation Department. During his education, he started to study photography. He worked on digital video editing systems. In 2007, he co-founded ESR Film Producing and Advertising Company. Since 2007, he is a member of the Association of Documentary Filmmakers.

Filmography:

Çalıkuşu (doc., 2014)
Eski Köye Yeni Adet (doc. for TV 13 ep., 2013)
İki Kalas Bir Heves (doc., 2013)
Geçmiş Mazi Olmadı (doc., 2011)
...Göç (doc., 2010)
Gülen Yüzler (doc., 2007)

 

 

 

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