Tree of Life
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2019, TURKEY, 35’         
Dir. Filiz Temiz Gecikmiş 
Turkish, English subtitles    

According to director Filiz Temiz Gecikmiş, modernization has meant that human beings have lost their innate survival skills, which in turn has given rise to a fear of death that takes a toll on how we live our lives. In Tree of Life, Temiz Gecikmiş, a tour guide by profession, ruminates on our relationship with death as she leads us on a life-affirming journey through the historic city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, where symbols of life as well as death can be observed in the ancient culture of the region.



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