|The Sea in Me|
|Life, culture, ecology and threats from development in a small Mediterranean coastal town.|
The Sea in Me (Yilmaz Vurucu, Turkey/Australia/Netherlands, 2012; 60 min.) A documentary telling the stories of the residents of a small coastal town. Their culture and way of life, which has evolved over centuries based on connection with the sea and nature, is being threatened: by changes in the ecology, rapid and unplanned urbanization, increasing rates of migration, and the imposition of pre-fabricated, one-size-fits-all development methods. In order to discover the challenges facing the locals, the filmmakers followed fishermen affected by changes in sea climate, artists stuck in the inhospitable economic environment of a small coastal town, and a family which lost a loved one over 30 years ago in a tragic sea accident. Thanks to the generosity of the Sinopese, the film was able to capture life from a very personal angle, and the filmmakers hope that it will help raise awareness on coastal cultures and current developments.