Forty-eight films -- half of them Turkish -- will be screened at the festival, a joint effort by the Alanya Cinémathèque Society and the Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB), the Anatolia news agency reported.
Among the Turkish offerings is Rüya Arzu Köksal’s “Son Kumsal” (The Last Beach), an account of how Dutluk Beach in the Turkish Black Sea town of Vakfıkebir was destroyed during construction of the Black Sea highway. This film will open the festival on May 4. Other Turkish productions in the lineup include: “Hayatın Ritmi: Aksak” (When the Rhythm of Life Misses a Beat), directed by Yasin Ali Türkeri; “Lilit’in Kızkardeşleri” (Lilith’s Sisters), by Emel Çelebi; and “Hazır mısın Everest?” (Everest, Are You Ready?), by Mustafa Temiztaş. Featured in the international program will be Spaniard David Munoz’s “Flowers of Rwanda,” German Valentin Thurn’s “Mit Meiner Tochter Nicht” (Not with My Daughter) and Netherlands-based, Turkish-born filmmaker Ayfer Ergün’s Netherland”Bir Bebek İçin Bir Öküz” (An Ox for a Baby).
Screenings at the festival, which runs until May 9, will be held daily from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at the conference hall of the Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALTSO). Admission will be free of charge.