Boston Turkish Film Festival

A WHISTLE COMES FROM FAR AWAY
Işıklık

Isiklik | A Whistle Comes From Far Away


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
6:00 pm

Boston University
GSU Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston

In Competition

Directed by Burak Doğan
Doc. / 16 min. / 2016

Free admission. Advance registration required.

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For centuries the people of a village in the Blacksea coast of Turkey and the surrounding area have used whistling to communicate. The custom is a true form of language, but unfortunately was starting to die out. This documentary shows how “Uncle” Orhan, one of the more elderly villagers, has kept the age-old tradition alive by teaching the whistling language to local children.

SELECTED FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • Ouarzazate International Film Festival, Morocco: Best Documentary
  • Safranbolu Documentary Film Festival, Turkey: First Prize in Amateur Category
  • Chennai International Short Film Festival, India: Second Prize for Best Documentary
  • Olympia Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece
  • Trabzon Film Festival, Turkey: Third Prize
  • Joinville International Short Film Festival, Brazil
  • Rode Tulp Turkish Film Festival, Special Screening, The Netherlands
  • Adana Film Festival, National Student Films Competition, Turkey
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Antalya Film Festival, Turkey
  • Ankara University Short Film Competition, Turkey
  • Uşak Kanatlı Denizatı Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Festival Cinema Invisible, USA
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Berlin Film Festival, Turkey Stand, Germany
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Turkey Stand, Canada
  • Cannes Film Festival, Turkey Stand and Special Screening, France
  • Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival, Bangladesh
  • Okan University Student Short Films Competition, Turkey

BURAK DOĞAN

Burak Dogan

 

Burak Doğan is based in Samsun, Turkey and works as a independent director and videographer. He graduated with a degree in Cinema-TV from Bahçeşehir University in İstanbul in 2017. With his short documentary, Işıklık (Whistle Comes From Far Away) he has won many awards at film festivals. 

Filmography:
Semtine Sevdalı Yürekler (doc., 2014)
Kalbinin Peşinde (doc., 2014)
Bozuk Para (short, 2014)  
Terzi Hüseyin (doc., 2015)
Firari (short, 2016)
Işıklık (doc., 2016)

 

 

 

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