Frog Hunters

Frog Hunters

Frog Hunters

Director: Batuhan Kurt
Script: Batuhan Kurt
Director of Photography: Kürşat Taşçı, Ferhat Onur Ceylan
Producer: Batuhan Kurt, Sait Kurtuluş
Musician: Burak Berberoğlu
Editing: Günsu Yiğitcan
Sound: Recep Kaya, Oğuzhan Kurt
Cast: Şafak Demircan, Tuğrul Demircan, İlkay Aksak, Murat Aksak, Eyüp Koç, Ali Yalçın

Turkey / Documentary/ 29'40'' /HD/ Color/ 2018

Dealing with the frog hunting profession that is being passed on from generation to generation by Romani people in Edirne, the documentary film blends the cultural structure and aesthetics of the Romani neighborhood and examines the details of frog hunting profession through the intimate relationship between fathers and sons. The film also tells hunters’ struggles against the factories, which don’t recompense their hard work and the pesticides that lower the population of frog day by day.

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Batuhan Kurt (Edirne, 1991) completed his primary and secondary education in Edirne. As he was continuing his high school education, he received education in filmmaking in the FilmTurkey project, co-directed by US State Department, SUNY Fredonia and Atlantik Film. He made a number of short films since 2009. He is a graduate of Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Film Design.

Filmography

Kurbağa Avcıları 2018, Hudut 2016, Bahar 2009, Siyah Güvercin 2016, Diğerleri 2012, Üç Mevsim 2011, Mutlu Olduğum Yer 2009

Festivals Attended

Kurbağa Avcıları: Documentarist İstanbul Belgesel Günleri, İzmir Artemis Film Festivali Truva Atı Kısa Film Festivali, Boğaziçi Film Festivali

Awards

Kurbağa Avcıları: Birincilik Ödülü- TRT Belgesel Film Ödülleri, Birincilik Ödülü - Kızkalesi Film Festivali, En İyi Film - Adana Film Festivali, Birincilik Ödülü - 3. Türk Dünyası Belgesel Film Yarışması, En İyi Film - İzmir Kısa Film Festivali

Contact: batuhan-kurt@hotmail.com

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