Göbeklitepe, the archaeological web site in southeastern Turkey’s Şanlıurfa province described as “the zero level of historical past,” continues to be highlighted in books, movies, collection and animated movies. Historical rituals in the traditional marvel are the topic of a latest documentary titled “Göbeklitepe Sakinleri” (“Residents of Göbeklitepe”).
After coming into UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the historic ruins grew to become the main target of consideration for screenwriters and administrators, who’ve undertaken many nationwide and worldwide productions to date.
Professor Sedat Benek, head of the Geography Department of Harran University (HRÜ), is a kind of who’s impressed by Göbeklitepe. Having received many awards at nationwide and worldwide festivals which he attended with brief movies that he directed in addition to his educational profession, Benek not too long ago shot a 68-minute documentary about Göbeklitepe, which dates again 12,000 years.
Interviewing the residents of Göbeklitepe, Benek describes the rituals carried out on the historic ruins earlier than their discovery, primarily based on interviews with folks of various ages, beginning with a 102-year-old grandmother named Ayşe.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Benek thanked his crew and residents of Göbeklitepe village who helped in the preparation of the documentary.
Benek acknowledged that the documentary options interviews with six totally different individuals who have lived in the area in the final century, including that they’ve additionally included the spiritual rituals that numerous perception teams carried out in Göbeklitepe on totally different days.
Indicating that they’re striving to convey the emergence of the Göbeklitepe ruins and its influence on the current, Benek continued: “The documentary reveals that the rituals carried out on the time when Göbeklitepe was operational and the rituals carried out by the villagers earlier than the invention of the ruins are similar to one another. Another vital level in this context is that these rituals have continued till not too long ago. The ruins have been a sacred space even earlier than discovery; animals have been launched round right here and have been sacrificed as a part of celebrations and festivals in a sure interval in March thought-about sacred. In this sense, massive festivals have been held with the participation of all native folks.”
The documentary got here to the fore when it made it to the finals on the 39th Istanbul Festival the place it was displayed for the primary time. Benek expressed that they’re glad that the documentary was vastly welcomed at its first pageant.
Stating that the documentary attracted consideration as a result of significance of Göbeklitepe, he mentioned: “While the archaeological dimension has been highlighted in all collection, movies and documentaries made so far, we now have most popular the oral historical past narrative format that’s appropriate for the premise of archaeology. In our documentary, we now have revealed the method of the folks residing in the area primarily based on oral historical past. We have offered the documentary as a manufacturing in which we query how these rituals have continued to date and the way they’ve been carried out. We will ship our documentary to festivals at house and overseas, and we expect it will likely be welcomed.”
The documentary will compete in the ultimate of the 39th Istanbul Film Festival from Oct. 9-20 and likewise be displayed at nationwide and worldwide festivals after the occasion in Istanbul.