2015 | Turkey, The Netherlands | Documentary,Feature

Koloni (Colony)

  • English, Greek, Turkish English 50 mins
  • Director | Gürcan Keltek
  • Producer | Aziz Mullaaziz

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The sun rises at the Beşparmak Mountains. The autonomous Missing Persons Committee is conducting excavations at these mountains along with scientists and undercover witnesses. Skeletons will be exhumed and delivered to the families. The ghosts of unopened mass graves wander in evacuated villages, valleys. “Colony“ is a film about psychogeography, the memory of the landcape and remembrance.

Director: Gürcan Keltek
Cinematographer: Murat Tuncel
Editor: Fırat Gürgen
Sound: Marc Van Goethem
Producer: Aziz Mullaaziz – Gürcan Keltek
Production Co.: 29P FILMS
World Sales: 29P FILMS
Turkey / 2015 / HD / Black and white / 52´ / English, Greek, Turkish with English Subtitles

FIDMarseille International Film Festival 2015
Doku Fest Kosovo 2015 (Best Newcomer Prize)
Documentarist 2015 (Johan Van Der Keuken New Talent Prize)
DOK Leipzig Festival 2016 (Shadows of the Half Moon)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016 (Transparent Landscape)
AmDocs - American Documentary Film Festival 2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2016
Istanbul Film Festival 2016
Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez 2016

About Director
Born in Izmir. Gürcan Keltek studied film at DEÜ Faculty of Fine Arts. He directed short films, commercials and music videos. His short documentaries, ‘Overtime’ (2012) and ‘The Burning Mountain’ (2014) has been screened more than 30 international film festivals including Visions Du Réel, DOK Leipzig, Nantes Festival du 3 Continents. His medium-length, ‘Colony’ (2015) premiered at FIDMarseille International Film Festival, won Best Newcomer Prize at Doku Fest Kosovo, screened at AmDocs American Documentary Film Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.

Excavation War Extinction Death Memory geography remeberance
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