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    Arena Cinema
    Bulgaria Blvd 8, Smolyan

    Event Type

    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


    Director’s Biography: 

    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.