2017 | Turkey | Documentary

Son Yaprak (The Last Leaf)

  • Turkish-Greek 62 mins
  • Director | Handan Erdil
  • Writer | Handan Erdil
  • Producer | Handan Erdil

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Mihal Şişko is one of the oldest and last Greeks on Kınalıada, one of the Princes’ Islands in Istanbul. He began working as a sexton at the age of 10. He sees himself as ‘the last leaf on the tree’ of Istanbul’s Greek Turk community. The church connects him with his roots, his past and his mother tongue, but it is a struggle to sustain given the constantly shrinking community.


Island Greek Minorities Kınalıada