Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition


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For 18 years, the Syrian Orthodox nun Dayrayto lives on the grounds of an abandoned Assyrian village in southeastern Turkey. Lately, the situation is getting worse and Dayrayto fears for her dog’s life, which she believes has been deliberately poisoned. The camera follows Dayrayto through her everyday life and observes her struggle for survival. An yet, Dayrayto is a courageous and fearless woman - she made a vow to never leave this holy place and to protect the church, no matter what.

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    88 minutes
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  • Director
    Martina Priessner
  • Screenwriter
    Martina Priessner
  • Producer
    Gregor Streiber
  • Co-Producer
    Martina Priessner
  • Cinematographer
    Meryem Yavuz
  • Editor
    Özlem Sarıyıldız