God Also Sees Olive Trees

The officer, who came to the village to investigate to prepare a report on whether an olive land should be opened for construction or not, meets a child on this journey. In their conversation, the subject comes to the ethics-belief relationship based on the opening of olive groves for construction.

  • Ali Can AKYOL
  • Ali Can AKYOL
  • Ali Can AKYOL
  • Mazhar Furkan TORUN
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  • Ahmet Ömer Meriç
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tanrı Zeytin Ağaçlarını Da Görür
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    18 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2023
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    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Ali Can AKYOL

He was born in 1995 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Sociology in 2017. He made two short films, "Impasse" in 2021 and "God Also Sees Olive Trees" in 2023.

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Director Statement

God Also Sees Olive Trees film is about the arrival of Salim, an officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, who was born in the city and settled in the Aegean countryside due to his job, to the village to examine the construction permit in an olive orchard in Bayır village, and a few moments with 9-year-old Efe, who will accompany him on his journey. based on hours of experience. There are two characters, one of whom is an adult, who were born in different geographies, grew up in different family structures, with different beliefs and disbeliefs. The aim of the whole movie is to examine the differences of these two characters with an impartial eye through the concepts of morality and belief.