AetherTurkey, 2019, 82 min, Colour
Hasankeyf is a 12,000 years old conservation area nestling in the valley of the Tigris River, in the Kurdish region of Turkey. A filmmaker’s 21-day homage to capture the ethereal essence of her unique ancient homeland soon to be submerged by a hydroelectric dam, AETHER is instinctively carried and driven by emotions, feelings and observations. It reveals the place’s truths following its own unencumbered chronology. An invitation to a free-minded voyage into nature’s cycle of birth-death-rebirth.
Producers:Rûken Tekeş,Billur Arikan,Gabriele Oricchio
Cinematography:Ute Freund,Deniz Eyüboglu Aydin,Merle Jothe,Andres Lizana Prado
Editing:Rûken Tekeş,Marco Spoletini
Rûken Tekes, Kurdish born on 1976 in Diyarbakir -Turkey, lived in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Venice, Kiev, San Diego and Moscow. She is a human rights expert worked a number of years for United Nations and following that as lecturing Professor on human rights. She started script writing and directing on social, political and environmental issues in 2015. Her first short fiction Hevêrk /The Circle (2016) has participated in over 200 festivals worldwide and nominated for European Film Awards - European Short Film 2017.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Switzerland, 2019, Visions du Réel ,
Visions du Réel , Switzerland 2019 -
Turkey, 2019, IFF Istanbul,
IFF Istanbul, Turkey 2019 -