Hermana

The Untold History of Ankara's Jewish Community


About the film

Hermana

The Untold History of Ankara's Jewish Community

Director    :    Enver Arcak
Camera    :    Larissa Araz & Zeynep Şişman
Editing    :    Sami Öztürk
Music    :    Aydın Akın

One of the earliest Jewish community in Anatolia is located in Ankara. Their history goes back to Early Roman Period (Second Century BC). The following periods' migrations in 15th Century from Spain-Portugal to Anatolia and the later periods that in 20th Century the community has reached on the highest population in Ankara.
The documentary presents the communities' untold history from Helenistic period to Ottoman period that is focused on 20th Century social and economic life of the community with the written sources, visual materials, family photographs, diaries etc.
The interviews with migrated people from Ankara to İstanbul and the various cities of Israel that their family visual archives presents in the documentary.

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The Team

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Enver Arcak

Director
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Larissa Araz

Camera
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Zeynep Şişman

Camera
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Sami Öztürk

Editing
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Aydın Akın

Music





News / Press

Presentations & Screenings

8 Nov '17

Screening on Boston Turkish Film Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Alfond Auditorium 465 Huntington Avenue

22 June '17

13 May '17

The Istanbul Premiere of Hermana

SALT Galata, Auditorium

24 Apr '17

The Premiere of Hermana

28th International Ankara Film Festival Final Selections of Documentary Category

14 Mar '17

28 Jan '17

Hermana Project and Traveller's Angora

Hermana Visual Archive Project is supported by SALT Research Dr. Mehmet Bozdoğan Fund (SALT Ulus, Ankara)

16 Dec '16

SALT Research Funds 2016 Project Presentations

Hermana Visual Archive Project is supported by SALT Research Dr. Mehmet Bozdoğan Fund (SALT Galata, Istanbul)