2016-Gaia Student Awards

Baran Vardar

Turkey, 2016, 14′, Turkish

Photography: Baran Vardar

Editing: Baran Vardar

Music: Terk Devine- King/ Mark Feltham- Lonesome Cowboy, Christopher Slaski- Before Sunrise

Sound: Eren Eroy

Producer: Güven Zararsız

Community Center, 15.10.2016, Saturday, 13:00-15:00

Synopsis: Mehmet owns a coffeehouse in an abandoned village where only 7-8 people live. Each day, he drives from his house, which is an hour away from the village, to open the coffeehouse. Mehmet earns his living from this coffeehouse; however, money is not the reason he keeps doing this work. Thanks to the coffeehouse that Mehmet opened so as to pay his debt of loyalty, the elders of the village hold on to life. The continuity of life in the village depends on this coffeehouse.

Biography: Baran Vardar was born in Aydın, in 1990. He earned his BA in Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Statistics. Then he went on to study Radio, Television and Cinema at Ege University in 2012. He still continues his studies and also works as a director, cinematographer and editor in short films, documentaries, trailers, and music videos.


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