Film Time Worm
Turks gesproken, Engels ondertiteld, Sena Basoz, 30 minuten
Time Worm is a creative documentary, which combines documentary footage of silk farming with a collaborative performance of the children of Kulp, Diyarbakir in Eastern Turkey. Silk making is an ancient practice in Diyarbakir region, which came to an end in the 80s due to the introduction of free-market economy. It was further affected by the armed conflict between the Turkish government and the Kurdish rebels in the region and heavy migration. In early 2000s, silk making was reintroduced to Kulp, Diyarbakir. The silkworm’s fragile life starts and ends in the hands of humans just before it turns into the silk moth in order to produce a continuous thread of silk from its cocoon. The film captures silk farming; an ancient practice that brings together beauty and destruction.
“The young director’s poetic feel for reality, the honesty with which she describes the relationship between human work and nature, drawing under the spotlight a rural community surviving crisis and dramatic events, but also sharing a spirit of renaissance.”
Progetto Natura Award – Gran Paradiso Film Festival