Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012

Gobeklitepe The World's First Temple - Gobeklitepe Dunyanin Ilk Tapinagi



Göbeklitepe: Dünyanın İlk Tapınağı

Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition Best Documentary Audience Award Winner

Directed by Ahmet Turgut Yazman

Doc. / 2010 / 80 min. / In English

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Sunday, April 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


12,000 years ago, long before the age of settlement, far earlier than agriculture and in advance of any known belief system, there already was a sacred place on Earth. Winner of many awards, including the Most Educational Documentary at Atlanta Docufest and official selection at Iran Cinema Verité, the film challenges common beliefs on the history of civilization and takes the audience back to 12 thousand years ago, to Göbeklitepe, an ancient site recently found in ŞanlıUrfa, Turkey.



  • Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, U.S.A. (2011): Best Documentary Audience Award
  • Atlanta Docufest, U.S.A. (2010): Most Educational Documentary
  • T.A.C. Festival, Oregon, U.S.A. (2011)
  • Cinema Verite, Iran (2010)
  • Guangzhou Gzdoc, China (2010)
  • Golden Orange International Film Festival, Turkey (2010)


Ahmet Turgut YazmanAhmet Turgut Yazman has a degree in Screenplay and Directing from Mimar Sinan University Cinema-TV, as well as a Master's degree on Art History and Museum Science from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. In 1998, he became the director of a large TV commercial film production company in Turkey. He directed a TV Show for ATV, a National Broadcaster, of 13 episodes on Anatolian Mythology, Religions and Esotericism in 2008. He recently lectured to MBA students in School of Film at Bilgi University, Istanbul.




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