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THE LEGEND OF YAŞAR KEMAL
- Director: Aydın Orak
- TURKEY / 2017 / DCP / Colour / 113´ / Turkish; English s.t.
- Screenplay: Aydın Orak
- Director of Photography: Ece Güneş Saadetyan
- Music: Murat Hasarı
- Cast: Anlatan Narrator: Halil Ergün Katılanlar With: Arif Keskiner, Ara Güler, Zülfi Livaneli
- Producer: Aydın Orak
- Production Co.: Orak Film
- World Sales: Orak Film
The life of world renowned writer Yaşar Kemal is chronicled from his birth to his death through interviews with the late writer and his close friends. The turning points of the legendary writer’s life are recounted in an epic narrative. In addition to never before seen archival footage of Kemal, hundreds of hours’ worth of audio recordings and thousands of pages of documents were used in making of this documentary. In The Legend of Yaşar Kemal the struggles, literature, and life of a monumental sycamore and his stance in the face of events that changed the century are portrayed with a cinematic narrative.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.