The Last Sponge Diver

This film from directors Savaş Karakaş and Sibel Göloğlu looks back over the life of the man who may be the last living sponge diver in Turkey. Even in his 60s, Mehmet Baş is still deeply attached to life and to the sea. His nickname, ‘Aksona’, will forever be associated with the legendary Turkish and Greek spongers whose story has been written in the depths of the Aegean Sea.


  • Sibel Göloğlu
    Savaş Karakaş
  • TURKEY | 2012 | 50'
  • Turkish | English Subtitle