DALYAN: ECO SYSTEM
IS ONE BIG UNIT
Documentary: DALYAN: ECO SYSTEM IS ONE BIG UNIT
Director: Ethem OZGUVEN
Series Title: The Light Millennium TV
Series Producer: Bircan UNVER
Produced: in 1993
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Duration: 26:46 minutes
The documentary shows Dalyans climb to fame.
Perhaps it all started a few years ago when an investor decided to build
a five star hotel at Iztuzu Beach. Following this environmental protection
organizations came to Dalyan in order to save the beach from the hotel
and to save Caretta Carettas from death. But many things did not
work out concerning Dalyan and its environment.
Turker Altan, scientist, states in the documentary
"The only thing which happened was that Dalyan became very famous and
touristic. The Eco-system is one unit. You have to protect each part
of the chain. It is only possible when you have a concrete project
for the country and the region."
Another leading participants in the documentary,
Patrick Anderson Greenpeace, Forest Campaign Coordinator underlines
"What happens often in countries like USA and Germany, an aid program
is developed that is supposed to protect nature. This might be in a
third world country or in a country such as Turkey. The program is planned
in Bonn and Washington without any information about what is really
happening there, without any idea of the local people, their systems
or their traditions. So often this seems to fail. Top-down projects
are not working for natural protection."
About the director:
Ethem Ozguven has been directing documentaries, experimental films and
video art since 1990. He has been teaching films in Turkey and several
other countries. He has many national and international awards including
the Henry Ford Conservation Award; the Silver Bear in Ebensee, Austria
and an award at the Ankara International Film Festival.
"This work was approved by the Ministry of Culture-Turkey."
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