Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival7th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 11, 2008

 FORSAKEN PATHS   (Yollar Cimen Bagladi)

Winner of the Best Documentary Award in the 12th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition






Selected Festivals and Awards: 
* 28th IFSAK National Short Film Competition (2007): Best Documentary Award
* Ankara Film Festival (2007): Special Jury Prize 
* Pesaro Film Festival - Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Italy (2007)
* International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, Czech Republic (2007)
* 12th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (2007): Best Documentary


Directed and written by Ruya Arzu Koksal

Documentary / 2006 / 36 minutes

An intimate story about the semi-nomadic Cepni tribe in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Every June, the Cepni lead their cows on a two-day hike up to the mountain pastures. Today, only a few families still follow the old paths to the mountains where they spend the summer months. The story is told through three Cepni women aged 20, 28 and 77.



Rüya Arzu Köksal (1972) earned a BA degree in general linguistics from Hacettepe University, Ankara, in 1994. She has since been working as a professional tourist guide in Anatolia and leading cultural trips to Central Asia, India, Nepal and Tibet. Her travel articles have been published in a number of newspapers and magazines in Turkey. Forsaken Paths won the Best Documentary IFSAK Award and Jury Special Prize in the Ankara Film Festival.


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