Αγώνας
Letter for tomorrow
TURKEY, 2007, 47'
  by AGON - Thursday, 24 November 2011

Today, about 6.700 languages are spoken in the world. If the predictions of the specialists become true approximately 5.000 languages will be wiped out in the next century from their historical place.

This danger is also valid for Syriac, one of the three oldest languages spoken in the world. It is rooted from North of Mesopotamia and South Eastern Anatolia.
The film is emphasizing the historical background of the Syriac language and the calligraphy tradition of this culture by introducing a priest, Gabriel Aktas, one of the calligraphers in the South Eastern Turkey.
Giving some sections from daily life of the Syriac society, the film reflects the importance of catching on the native language in terms of culture. It establishes parallelism with the life cycle of the Syriac language and the birth-death notion, the basic dynamics of life and culture.


Director: HAKAN AYTEKIN
Producer: SOCIAL DEMOCRACY FOUNDATION