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FINDING TURKEY

a film by Ibrahim Zafar
CINEMATOGRAPHY / TRAVEL  / HUMANITARIAN
THE BRIEF

Turkey is a country that is geographically and culturally caught in between two vastly different religions and cultures. Europe and Asia. The purpose of this project was to document the diverse facets of Turkish life, culture, and religion. Over 200 hours of footage was taken during this project.

WHAT WE DID

In May 2016 I traveled to Turkey for two weeks to document the authentic Turkish experience. I documented life in 11 cities, spanning from city life in Istanbul to rural life in Eastern Turkey. The travelogue consists of moving portraits of Turkish and Kurdish people representing the diversity within the country, as well as Syrian refugees.

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Finding Turkey

 

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