A Few Brave People (Turkey, 2011, 87’)


Directed by Rüya Arzu Köksal

The people of Çağlayan, İkizdere and Senoz–3 valleys in the Black Sea region–are at a loss about what to do with the government's plans to build dozens of hydroelectric plants in their valleys. They cannot make sense of the fact that their rivers–a lifeline, teacher and inspiration–are to be rented out to private companies to exploit for the next 49 years. The authorities tell them that this is a must, necessary for Turkey's development and energy independence.

A few brave people