The 3rd Foça International Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Documentary Film Days will take place on line from 22-25 October. "Leading Ladies: The Legacy of Puduhepa" focuses on women in connection with archaology and culture. The four-day virtual festival will include 14 documentaries by filmmakers from Turkey and around the world as well as talks with participating filmmakers. Scroll down for all the program details... 

FILMS

- 7 Cybeles - 

Turkey (2020) Directed by Orhan Tekeoğlu 58'

The story of seven women, one from each of the seven regions in Turkey, and how their lives were transformed thanks to a whole lot of determination – and a little microcredit.

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- Playing With Fire -  

Greece (2014) Directed by Anneta Papathanassiou

The story of the brave Afghan women whose passion for theatre persists in the face of harsh criticism, societal disapproval, and death threats against them and their families. 

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- Assyrian Correspondence - 

France (2020) Directed by Vanessa Tubiana-Brun 47'

The story of Tarām-Kūbi, whose letters provide us with a glimpse into the life of women in the Near East and their important role in the regional economy around 4,000 years ago.

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- A Legend of the Taurus Mountains - 

Turkey (2003) Directed by Aylin Eren 45'

The story of King Asativatas’s fortress at Karatepe-Aslantaş, whose discovery in 1946 helped unlock the secret of the long undecipherable hieroglyphics of the Hittites. 

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- Doroteah - 

Israel (2020) Directed by Eitan Wetzler İbraica 91'

The story of the groundbreaking all-girl Israeli modern dance troupe, Tnautron, told through archival footage and the reminiscences of choreographer Dorit Shimron and her dancers. 

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- Lady - 

Turkey (2020) Directed by Yunus Arı 

The story of the role of women in the family becomes a subject of speculation in this spare two-minute film shot in Turkey under lockdown during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

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- The Harvest -

Dominician Republic (2015) Directed by Wendy P. Espinal

The story of Milena, an enterprising woman living in the Dominican Republic’s Pico Duarte National Park, as told by her young daughter Iris, who is about to leave home to study.

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- A Woman's Touch - 

Turkey (2020) Directed by Enes Yurtsever and Turgut Cığızoğlu

The story of Nurgül, a spirited young woman who defies ingrained prejudices by reopening a derelict flour mill in Develi, Kayseri, eventually earning the respect of the villagers.

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- Lost Songs - 

India (2020) Directed by Om Singh

The story of an elderly couple in Delhi, shot under lockdown during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, has a subtext that highlights the quiet role of women in cultural transmission.

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- Sand Path - 

Spain (2018) Directed by Aida Ballmann

The story of the director’s search for family history and cultural understanding is at the center of this road movie, which takes us through the towns and villages of Senegal.

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- Las Marthas - 

USA (2014) Directed by Cristina Ibarra

The story of the Mexicans of Texas is the real subject of this film, which follows Laurita and Rosario as they prepare for the Society of Martha Washington’s annual costume ball.

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- The Mosuo Sisters - 

USA/China (2012) Directed by Marlo Poras

The story of Juma and Latso, two sisters from the Mosuo tribe, an ethnic minority from Yunnan, China that represents one of the last matriarchal societies in the world.

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- Puduhepa: An Anatolian Superhero - 

Turkey (2020) Directed by Barış Özcan

The story of the Anatolian “superhero” Puduhepa, the Hittite Queen whose signature is found on the 13th-century B.C. Kadesh Agreement, the world’s first recorded peace treaty.

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- Tree of Life – 

Turkey (2019) Directed by Filiz Temiz Gecikmiş

The story of our relationship with death is at the center of this road movie, which takes us on a tour of the cultural heritage of the historic city Mardin in southeastern Turkey.

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SCREENING CALENDAR

Thursday

22 October 2020
  • 20.00
    Foça Film Days On-Line Opening Short Films: Puduhepa Lady Lost Songs Photography: "Foça through the Lens of Foça Women" Special Musical Guests: Agora Minor

Friday

23 October 2020
  • 19:00-21:15

    A Woman's Touch
    Playing with Fire
    Q+A with directors Enes Yurtsever and Anneta Papathanasiou

  • 21:30-23:15

    Doroteah
    Q+A with director Eitan Wetzler

Saturday

24 October 2020
  • 18:30-19:30

    A Legend of the Taurus Mountains
    Q+A with director Aylin Eren

    20:00-21:30

    The Harvest
    7 Cybeles
    Q+A with director Orhan Tekeoğlu

    22:00-23:00

    Las Marthas

Sunday

25 October 2020
  • 17:00-18:00

    Assyrian Correspondence
    (Turkish)
    Q+A with director Vanessa Tubiana Brun and archaeologist Cecile Michelle

    18:00-19:00

    Assyrian Correspondence
    (English)
    Q+A with director Vanessa Tubiana Brun and archaeologist Cecile Michelle

    19:30-21:00

    Tree of Life
    Sand Path
    Q+A with directors Filiz Temiz Gecikmiş and Aida Ballmann

    21:30-23:15

    The Mosuo Sisters
    Q+A with director Marlo Poras