Boston Turkish Festivals 2020

Sevan the Craftsman: Breathing Istanbul's Magic Into Jewels

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Sevan the Craftsman tells the story of Sevan Bıçakcı, a maestro whose skill of transforming precious metals and gems into majestic works of art not only resuscitated the forgotten jewelry-making traditions of an empire but has also bestowed upon it a glamour previously unheard of. The film documents Sevan’s long journey to becoming the person whose artistry, skill and patience sees him draw inspiration from Istanbul’s magical and mesmerizing qualities to create works of unparalleled magnificence.


2019 Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition Best Documentary Audience Award. 

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    71 minutes
  • Country
    Turkey
  • Director
    Ümran Safter