Drifting / Boşlukta
Watching the city surrendered to dust and concrete from afar, our eyes catch sight of two young men at a construction site. Ferhat, an unappointed teacher from Mardin, and his cousin Emrah, who dreams of university, work as masons in construction sites as the third generation men of the family after their grandfather and father. They are both forced to do this until a better option comes along. While two young people, overwhelmed by difficult working conditions and anxiety about the future, look for ways to get out of this vicious circle, we witness lives in workers’ dormitories, occupations of construction sites by workers who cannot receive their wages, and a great urban destruction.
Emrah Atsız, Ferhat Atsız
55th SIYAD Film Critics’ Awards – Best Feature Length Documentary of 2022