The Striking History behind the Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage

For this documentary, we aimed to capture the story of the historical Greek Ophanage in the Big Island in more detail to inform people. We interviewed an island resident and the main project coordinator to gather information.

  • Defne Say
  • Bilgesu Karagöz
  • Serco Ekşiyan
    Key Cast
  • Laki Vingas
    Key Cast
  • Nehir Bayrak
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2022
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    Digital 35mm
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - KOÇ SCHOOL
  • Europe Independent Movie Festival
    "Best Documentary Short Film" Honorable Mention
  • Golden Jury International Film Festival (G|IFF)
    "Best Documentary Short Film" Finalist
Director Biography - Defne Say, Bilgesu Karagöz

Defne Say was born in 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey. After completing a summer workshop at Prague Film School and taking International Baccaloria high-level Film class at Koç High School, she co-founded the Koç Film Club and has educated and motivated younger high school students in film class. She has shot over 20+ short student films and has taken the roles of a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and music composer in her works. She has covered color theory, queer theory, and other film theories in her short films, mainly focusing on women's rights in developing societies and child abuse. Her main career goal is to direct a feature film and become an aspiring filmmaker, along with her persuasion in the academic field.

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