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Fatih Mehmet Macoglu is the first mayor ever in Turkey elected from the Turkish Communist Party. He is the mayor of Ovacık, Tunceli, a small Kurdish-Alevi town in the heart of Eastern Turkey. Unknown to the rest of the world, it is an area where cultural and humanistic values, peace, love and community work are cherished, and where production and education are pursued with almost no budget. The film follows the daily life in Ovacık and Mr. Macoglu's efforts to strengthen a sustainable economy by promoting community-based agriculture. Both the mayor’s and the residents’ remarkable efforts set an example for agricultural towns around Turkey. The honest and heartfelt example of Ovacık starts building a very important communication bridge between the East and the West of the country.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
    Turkish w/ English subtitle
  • Country
    Turkey
  • Director
    Aysegul Selenga Taskent