Three months before the couple Hürmüz and Şimuni Diril vanished without a trace, Etna Özbek followed them for her short film Nosema. Hürmüz and Şimuni were among the last Chaldean Catholics in the desolate Turkish mountains. For generations their family lived from herding goats and keeping bees.
Тurkey, 30 min., 2021, Turkish with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Script: Etna Ozbek
Director: Etna Özbek
Cinematography: Etna Ozbek
Music: Anil Bozkirli -Joe Conchie
Production: Zug Film
Etna Özbek graduated from SVA in NYC on 2017 with a BFA in film/video. Her thesis documentary “Water, water everywhere” screened at various film festivals around India and the US. Her documentary “Nosema” won the Special Jury Mention at 40th Istanbul Film Festival, and made its international premiere at the prestigious IDFA. Currently she is working on her first feature length documentary “A Simple Place”, which was awarded two prizes at Antalya Film Forum, the WIP award and Baska Sinema Distribution Award and she is doing her MFA in Kadir Has University in Film and Drama Department.