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Soil Of The Dead

Zeynel lives alone in a village house. He has no one but his wife. When he wakes up one day, he no longer has a wife. The sound of azan turns the village into silence. He digs the grave of his beloved with his own hands and throws soil on it with his own hands.
The Soil takes what it loves, but Zeynel does not leave the soil empty. He plants a rose in the soil. Days pass. A sound of sala drowns the village in silence. Zeynel is not at the fountain. Zeynel is not at the tomb. Zeynel's body became soil. The rose on the grave has bloomed...

  • Burak Koç
  • Burak Koç
  • Burak Koç
  • Murat Koç
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ölü Toprağı
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    550 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Dokuz Eylül University
Director Biography - Burak Koç

He was born on July 11, 1996 in Istanbul. After graduating from Hüsnü Özyeğin Anatolian High School, he continued his education at Adnan Menderes University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. After receiving education on television and cinema, he won the Department of Film Design / Editing, Sound and Image Management at Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts. He made short films throughout his education life. He worked as a cinematographer in some short films. Among these films, there was a film that was successful in entering the special selection at the Izmir Short Film Festival. After graduation, he continues to work as a cinematographer.

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Director Statement

The purpose of shooting this movie; I wanted to show death, which is the absolute end that we all will experience, but forgotten, with a story from a part of life. I wanted to show with a blooming flower that death can actually be a beginning, not an end. When soil buys things, it also gives us something back, just like life... Life also takes things away from us, but at the same time it offers us different beauties. There can be a new beginning, a new hope, a different life even when hope is over, there is no cure left, and life ends.