A Whistle Comes from Far Away


film-roll Turkey / Color / 16' / 2016

The village of Kushkoy, which means “Bird Village”, is situated in the Chanakchi
district of Giresun province in north-east Turkey. For centuries the people of this village and the surrounding areas have communicated by whistling. Unfortunately this custom, a true form of language, had started to die out. The documentary shows how “Uncle” Orhan, one of the villagers, has kept this age-old tradition alive by teaching it to the local children.

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Burak Doğan

Burak Doπan is based in Samsun, Turkey and works as a independent director and videographer. He graduated with a degree in Cinema-TV from Bahηeώehir University in έstanbul in 2017.

Burak Doğan
Nusret Ellici
Burak Doğan
Sound Design
Sinan Habiboğulları
Film Cast
Orhan Civelek
Eren Cındık
Nuray Kocek
Ceyda Calık
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