Film on Princess Islands screened at Greek Consulate
‘Our Islands: Through the Eyes of a Musician” by Nedim Hazar was shot on the Princes’ Islands in the summer of 2013.The Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul, which contributes to the city’s art scene with various events, will host the screening of the documentary “Our Islands: Through the Eyes of a Musician” by Nedim Hazar, shot on the Princes’ Islands in the summer of 2013.
The film is narrated in Turkish and Greek and there will be two screenings on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles and 8 pm with Turkish subtitles.
“Our Islands: Through the Eyes of a Musician” is a documentary that looks at the individual lives and stories of a culturally diverse group of people living on the Princes’ Islands in Istanbul. It presents dramatic episodes of life on the islands and showcases a rich musical heritage.
These islanders make up a unique microcosm of people – artists, fisherman, philosophers, phaeton drivers and housewives – all with unique stories; they have deep bonds with the past and strong ideas about the present and future.
The documentary also follows the journey of Eren Balkan (a trained actress) who went to the islands for her Masters in architecture. In her search for key architectural sites on the islands, she interacts with the islanders. Director Nedim Hazar, a resident islander and musician, narrates her journey.
Music Coordinator, Geo Schaller, and musicians Vassiliki Papageorgiou and Taner Öngür weave an enchanting musical thread throughout the documentary, a paean to their beloved Princes’ Islands that culminates in the closing song: “My heart is for only for you and the islands. There is no one else.”