The Vanished Bus

Documentary and Short Film Competition


-- In Competition -


(Kayip Otobus)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008,
6:00 p.m.
GSU Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Documentary / 2007 / 54' 24" / TRNC
In Turkish with English subtitles
Directed by Fevzi Tanpinar
Written by Rasit Pertev


The “Vanished Bus” departed from Larnaka in May 1964 and never returned....

On the 43rd anniversary of its departure, this documentary brings back the memories of the years where the tension was heightened between two peoples through witnesses’ testimonies. Being just one of the tragic events that cost the Island its last 50 years, the case illuminates the sufferings of all missing persons, their families and the secret history of the Turkish Cypriots.

Festivals and Awards

TRNC 2007 Best Documentary Award
45th Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey


Fevzi TanpinarFevzi Tanpinar was born in 1966 in Larnaka. He started journalism in 1983 with daily "Kibris Postasi". As he lived in Ankara for his higher education, he continued to work in the same newspaper as its Ankara representative. In 1986 he started to work for daily "Cumhuriyet".

After he graduated from Ankara University Food Engineering, he continued journalism as a reporter in daily "Gunes"s Istanbul headquarters. In 1990 he became foreign news editor of Turkish Star TV and worked as its Atina representative for four years. After 1995 he continued working as an editor in Turkish television stations, Star TV, Kanal D, Kanal 6 and ATV. He returned to Ankara in 1998 and worked as TV8's Ankara representative. Between 2001-2002 he produced and hosted the program, "Kibris Ozel" (Cyprus Special). In 2002 he settled in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus where he works as the representative of various foreign press and teaches communications in universities. He also serves as the President of Foreign Press Union, member of the Press Card Union, and the Media Director of YODAK (Higher Education Council).

The Vanished Bus (Kayip Otobus, 2007, documentary)
Cayin Yolculugu (1998, documentary)
Sultanahmet Cezaevi (1997, documentary)