23rd Boston Turkish Film Festival

SHORT FILMS 2 - Special Mentions

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Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023)

After his father's death, Yusuf goes to his village, which he has not been to for years, and learns that a geothermal company wants to buy his father's agricultural lands and drill a well. He wants to solve problems without disrespecting his father's memory, but things don't go as he hoped and he has to make some tough decisions.



Ali Cabbar was born and raised in the province of Manisa, Turkey. He graduated from Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dramatic Writing in 2013. Following a successful festival run with his first short film Madun/Subordinate (2020), about the struggle of illegal African refugees in Istanbul, he was awarded a grant from the European Union Think Civic Program to shoot his next project. This second short, Bahçeler Put Kesildi/Gardens Petrified, on a man’s struggle to protect his land from the threat of geothermal wells, had its world premiere at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival in 2022 and received several awards from several environmental themed festivals. He is currently working on his first feature movie Mom’s Pale Flowers.

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  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Country
  • Subtitle Language
  • Awards
    Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023): Special Mention; Drama International Film Festival, Short and Green International Competition, Greece (2022): Drama Green Award; Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, International Competition, France (2022): World Premiere; Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival, USA (2022): Honorable Mention; Filmfest Bremen, Focus : Sustainability, (2022): Germany Premiere; İzmir International Film Festival (2022): Other Cinema Distiribution Award; Uşak International Film Festival (2022): Best Leading Act Award; Sultanbeyli International Short Film Festival (2022): Metin Erksan Honorable Mention; Med Film Festival, Official Selection, Italy (2022); Passaggi D’autore Intrecci Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Italy (2022)
  • Note
    Short Film
  • Director
    Ali Cabbar
  • Screenwriter
    Ali Cabbar
  • Producer
    Ali Cabbar
  • Cast
    Beran Soysal, Yüksel Ünal, Ezgi Sözmen, Şükrü Şık
  • Cinematographer
    Evren Gündoğdu
  • Editor
    Tuvana Simin Günay