LEAVING BEHIND

CATEGORY

2014-Water

GÖÇ

Mehmet Özgür Candan

Turkey, 2010, 39’

Editing: Yasin Ali Türkeri
Photgraphy: Serdar Güven
Producer: Mehmet Özgür Candan
Producer Company: ESR Film Yapım
Music: Kazım Koyuncu, Kolektif İstanbul

Synopsis:
The film tells the story of the villagers who try to make a living by carrying the earth left from the wild waters of the river on their backs. They use the earth to create their own fields. Those villagers are forced to leave everything behind- their lands, houses and culture- since the dams on Coruh River make it impossible for them to live along the river.

Director Biography:
He was born in Kocaeli in 1979. He graduated from the department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering at Istanbul University. He began taking photographs in his university years. He worked on digital video editing systems. He is one of the co-founders of ESR Film Production Advertising and Promotion Ltd. Company. He has been a member of Association of Documentary Filmmakers since 2007.

Director Filmography:
Çalıkuşu, 2014
Geçmiş Mazi Olmadı, 2010
Göç, 2010
Gülen Yüzler, 2007 / Ender Yeşildağ, Mehmet Özgür Candan
Kayıp, 2010 – Uygulayıcı Yapımcı
Kalemi Kırmasaydık, 2009 – Uygulayıcı Yapımcı
Hayatın Ritmi: Aksak, 2007 – Yapım Sorumlusu
Kaybedebilme Kabiliyeti, 2006 – Yönetmen Yardımcısı
Ayağımıza Sağlık, 2006 – Yapım Sorumlusu

Çalıkuşu, 2014
Geçmiş Mazi Olmadı, 2010
Göç,2010
Gülen Yüzler, 2007 (co-directed with Ender Yeşildağ and Mehmet Özgür Candan)
Kayıp, 2010 – Executive Producer
Kalemı Kırmasaydık, 2009 – Executive Producer
Hayatın Ritmi: Aksak, 2007 – Producer
Kaydebılme Kabiliyeti, 2006 – Assistant Director
Ayağımıza Sağlık, 2006 – Producer

Awards:
TRT Documentary Film Competition, National Professional Category, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Prize, 2010
Ankara 22nd International Film Festival, National Documentary Film Competition, Best Professional Film Award, 2010

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