The people of Camburnu, a village in Turkey’s Black Sea region, have relied on tea cultivation and fishing for generations. But the government has now transformed their home into a vast open-air landfill. Over five years, the garbage dump continues to expand, despite challenges from the community.
Set in the small village where his grandparents live, this environmental documentary from the Turkish-German auteur Fatih Akin (_Head-On, In the Fade), balances the personal and polemical. Shot over the course of 5 years, this is an informative and moving look at a filmmaker revisiting his roots.
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