Director: Etna Özbek

Etna Özbek graduated from The School of Visual Arts New York City (SVA) in 2017. Her thesis film Water, water everywhere was screened in film festivals such as Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival. Upon returning to Turkey in 2017, she started working on Nosema, a long and personal project. This documentary won the Special Jury Prize at the 40th National Documentary Competition of the Istanbul Film Festival (2021).


Meer, one of the last Chaldean Catholic villages in Turkey, was once bustling with life. In the 90s, the majority of the population was evicted from their homes by the Turkish Armed Forces and sought asylum elsewhere, particularly in France. …