Advocacy and/or Anthropology ?Introduction to the documentary "28 Days on the Moon"

Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 is a popularly visited touristic site by millions of visitors each year, for its’ surreal looking moonlike landscape and undeniably rich Christian Heritage.Located in the heartland of Anatolia in Turkey, this place still remains to be inhabited by its own secluded, hospitable yet conservative Muslim people, whom having been experiencing radical changes due to the international development of tourism.
The social transformation that is being experienced since the last thirty years of the introduction of tourism in the area, has leaded to the displacement of the self-sustaining local community from the center of the heritage attraction and fastened the destruction of the locally known “fairy chimneys”, volcanic rock cones where people, their animals and pigeons used to dwell in.
The film tells the story of three different villages; 9 individuals. All interlinked yet unattached from the common realities of each others' lives, they comment on the daily issues and highlight the important themes that may be of interest not only for the curious anthropologists or protective conservationists, but for everyone who travels or traveled at some point, from home to someone else's home…
The film represents the 28 days in Cappadocia, a visually anthropological documentation of a fulfilling fieldwork period of a graduate native anthropology student, in search of her heritage, in hope of its maintenance and protection.
Film: 28 Days on the Moon
Original Duration: 53 minutes
Filmed and Directed by: Eda Elif Tibet
Edited by: Tufan Bora & Eda Elif Tİbet
Music by: Alain Blesing "Hitite Sun"
Ozan Musluoglu "you must forget sometimes"
Shot with Canon 7D
Production Date & Place: January 2012, Turkey

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