Istanbul Films Collection

Istanbul Films Collection Directors: Suha Arin, Hakan Aytekin
Directors of Photography: Hasan Ozgen, Ilhan Arakon, Savas Guvezne, Turhan Yavuz
Camera: Hasan Ozgen, Savaş Guvezne, Turhan Yavuz
Editors: Bilge Can, Fevzi Keskin, Gulnur Alptekin, Kemal Alptekin, Sadullah Celen, Unsal Altinbas
Music by: Burhan Ocal, Nadir Gokturk, Nevit Kodalli, Yalcin Tura
Narrators: Cahit Saher, Sureyya Arin, Sehnaz Arin, Granville Van Dusen (En)
Total Duration: 330 mins
Production Year: 1980-1996

A collection of Istanbul films from Suha Arin, the grand old master of the Turkish documentary cinema. The 6-disc set includes the following films:

Istanbul the Golden City Istanbul the Golden City
A documentary reflecting the importance of gold throughout the history of Istanbul; during the Roman, Byzantium, Ottoman and Turkish Republic periods.
Ayasofia Ayasofya
The documentary describes in fascinating detail one of the greatest monuments in the history of world architecture, a magnificent building whose history stretches right back to the 4th century.
Topkapi Palace Topkapi Palace
A 7-part documentary about the Topkapi Palace, describing the historical, cultural and political functions of the palace, from the time of Mehmet the Conqueror to the present day with interesting insights into life in the royal household.
Chora Chora
A documentary about the world-famous mosaics and frescoes of the Chora Museum in Istanbul.
Dolmabahce Palace and Ataturk Dolmabahce Palace and Ataturk
This documentary describes the functions of Istanbul’s famous Dolmabahce Palace in the Ottoman and Republican periods.
Forty Thousand Steps in the Covered Bazaar Forty Thousand Steps in the Covered Bazaar
A documentary about the life of a sherbetseller in the Covered Bazaar of Istanbul, who walks an average of 40.000 steps every day.

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