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Adopting a New Homeland

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Year of participation 2006
Program Documentary Competition

Adopting a New Homeland
Producer(s) Nalan Sakizli
Director(s) Enis Riza
Script Enis Riza
Director of Photography Koray Kesik
Music by Sinan Sakizli
Sound Enis Riza
Edit Burak Dal
 

Synopsis

The film tells the story of a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1922. Makry (Fethiye - Kayaköy) in Turkey turns out to be Nea Makry (New Makry) in Greece, a new homeland. By this film, people in Nea Makry started to question their feelings towards the Turkish people. They started to share their feelings of the past, present and future. They are the people from the 1st to 3rd generation of population exchange who suffered the sorrow of immigration, force to leave their homeland and move to a new country, and who grew up with the sorrowful stories of their predecessors. The transformation of prejudices into friendship of the people of two cultures that stay apart because of the history they did not create and could not change.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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