SYNOPSIS

Year 1985. Everybody talks about 16-year old Ali Kayacı who died by falling into the fire, while staying with his aunt on the mountain pasture of 2000 metres. Ali’s step mother, their neighbour Aunt Emine say that the kid falling victim to this accident was because of Fatma Kayacı’s neglect.After this painful incident, when Fatma Kayacı hears about the accusations from her relatives and neighbors, she resents them tremendously and leaves her village not to see anyone from the relatives again. Fatma Kayacı starts to live in a stonehouse on mountain pastures, away from people. She names every tree she plants “Ali” as if she wants to keep him alive. The surroundings of the house become a forest. She says the incident took place in 1985, when she was around 50 and was living with the son of Abdurrahman brother, Ali Kayacı, who was 16 at the time and suffered from seizures, on the Karakısrak mountain pasture that is 2000 m high in Tonya.“As every morning, we left the house with our two cows

Biography

Orhan Tekeoğlu, born in 1957 in Trabzon, graduated from Gazi University Radio-Television Department in 1983. He worked as a journalist and stock exchange editor at Anadolu Agency, Sabah and Milliyet newspapers for 25 years. He left Milliyet in 2007 and started preparations for his first documentary, İFAKAT, and shot the documentary that brought him a special jury award in the TRT Documentary Competition in 2011. In 2013, he shot his first feature film, titled I LOVED YOU SO MUCH, which was selected to major festivals such as Moscow and Molodist and won the best foreign film award from Canada and Portobello Film Festivals. EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE, which received the SUSY EU sustainability award from Terra Di Tutti Film Festival in Italy in 2016, RUDOLF NUREYEV: THE ISLAND OF HIS DREAMS Documentary with Evgenia Tirdatova in 2016, and TIME TO THE LEAVE in 2019. He directed 7 KYBELES about poor women receiving microcredit in 2020, and the documentary UNTOLD STORY OF FATMA KAYACİ in 2021.

Filmography

İfakat (2010), Öyle Sevdim Ki Seni (2013), Sıra Dışı İnsanlar (2015), Rudolf Nureyev: Düşlerin Adası (2016), Vargit Zamanı (2019), 7 Kibele (2020), Fatma Kayacı’nın Bilinmeyen Hikayesi (2021)

UNTOLD STORY OF FATMA KAYACI

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UNTOLD STORY OF FATMA KAYACI

Director

UNTOLD STORY OF FATMA KAYACI

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