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Agacin Turkusu

(The Ballad of the Wood)

35 mins. Wandering from Demirkoy and Gonuk to Yuruk, Boyabit, Sinop and Gerze, and finally to Tokat and Amasya, the film pauses to document various building types: dovetailed logs, timber frames filled in with mud-brick, the decorative carvings, slate roofs and the unique red ochre paint of Sinop. A grandiose restored mansion was opened in Tokat in 1987. All too often the old houses are being pulled down, the exquisitely carved timbers used as firewood. Dir: Suha Arin. 

In Turkish and English with English subtitles.