Under the Trees is a documentary based on a childhood image. It is the story of a journey to the Armenian cultural heritage in the southeast of Turkey, tracing the marked rocks dug out of the earth, the treasure hunting anecdotes, and the secret, “hush-hush” narratives told by family elders of Arif who grew up in Ergani, Diyarbakir. Centered upon the relationship between collective memory and space, this film is an attempt at a poetic confrontation with the past.
Turkey, 2022, 25'
Turkish, Kurdish with Turkish and English subtitles