A Human, A City

The ravages of time and the changing needs of modern life have taken a toll on Urfa’s traditional stone houses. Maintaining the city’s traditional residential architecture in the face of change is a challenge – but one that 71-year-old Müzeyyen Şansal is up for. This film by Sedat Benek documents the daily life of Müzeyyen Teyze, who is bent on ensuring that Urfa’s traditional architecture and traditional cultural practices are not forgotten by her grandchildren.