Filmic processes of commemoration

Aether

by Ruken Tekes, 2019 (in Italy and Turkey)

Turkey | 81min | Kurdish VOSTA

Aether is a breathtaking feature-length homage to the ethereal essence of Hasankeyf, a culturally and ecologically invaluable cave-city of Ancient Mesopotamia that is endangered by a controversial Turkish hydroelectric dam project. This exquisitely slow and meditative film is shaped by emotions, feelings, and observations, and reveals some of the mythical place’s truths by following an unencumbered chronology.

FIFEQ’s review

A superb film beautifully capturing the sensorial quality, poetry and spirit of a place soon to be altered irremediably.

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June 24 to 27, 2021

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