Metin Dağ

Metin Dağ

Director of Photography
Metin Dağ

Erhan Örs

Original Music
Yıldıray Gürgen

Metin Dağ


We are in Varto. On August 19th 1966,  the peaceful silence of ancient lands was broken for 30 seconds. Those 30 seconds changed the destiny of many people for decades. Townsfolk run screaming from the earthquake, which is a mystery for them. People repeat the word “Kaf” to one another as they run away. Screams join the rumble of the roaring land. Houses are ruined, bodies are buried in the ground, snakes invade, bees attack, there is water shortage and great pain. Varto is in ruins. A new day comes, a month, a year and the story of a tragic journey continues for the people who survived. Survivors migrate to all corners of the country and the world. Varto was unknown in the world media until this terrifying incident. This film aims to witness the fate of a land and journey of the people who experienced the 1966 Varto earthquake, carrying its tragic marks for life.

Metin Dağ
Metin Dağ was born in Muş, Varto in 1979. He graduated from Kocaeli University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography. Since 2000, he has worked as a cinematographer in many visual fields such as cinema films, documentaries, music videos and television productions.

Turkey, 2022
Kurdish, Turkish
Colour and B&W