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Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 2023 | Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 17 - Dec 3

November 18 - December 3, 2023



In Their Footsteps

Doc. | 33 min. | 2023 | In English and with English subtitles

DIRECTOR Alper Tunga Özdemir


Featuring Ahmet Lüleci, Oktay Dal, Hamdi Melekoğlu, Sinan Güneysu

Ahmet had a plan to go to Blacksea to make his college dance friend Şenol’s will happen... bring the boys together and do one special dance for him by the Blacksea and on top of the mountain at the local festival. As he was planning this trip, a big devastating earthquake hit Southern Turkey. Before keeping his promise to Şenol, he decided to go the earthquake region first, to see, hear and help.

Alper Tunga ÖZDEMİR

alper tunga ozdemir
Alper Tunga Özdemir was born in Kayseri. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Theater. In 1992, he completed his master's degree in London University Goldsmith's College, Communication Department, Film. His undergraduate thesis was Foreshadowing and Anticipation in Dürrenmantt's Plays Master Thesis: Private Television Industry in Britain. He was a jury member in National and International Documentary Competitions. He has been a member of FIYAB (Film Producers Association).

His filmography as a director includes Science and Life (175 Episodes/TRT), Deep Roots (300 Episodes/TRT), Time in Anatolia (26 Episodes/TRT), In the Footsteps of Travelers (29 Episodes/TRT), Heritage of Anatolia (19 Episodes/TRT), Newly Married (TV Series, 125 Episodes/TRT), The Photographer (short, 1992), Vita Nova (short, 1992). As a producer: Five to Life (Series, 26 Episodes/TRT) and Bargaining (Documentary, 13 Episodes/TRT)



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