Special Mention for Cinematography

Hidden Heaven

Ege University in Izmir, Turkey


The documentary is based on the life at Kazdağı (Mount Ida) well known with its high oxygen and its medicinal herbs. Speakers talk about the beauty of the life in nature with the animals and the value of the plants. They live far from the artificial daily lifestyles of our time. Barter shopping in exchange with olive oil within traditional terms and natural choices is the basis of their life. Everything in this village is healthy and natural. The documentary shows different people with their stories underlining the importance to adopt oneself to nature even when struggling with it.


Written and directed by Çağatay Çelikbaş
Producer Ferhat Onur Ceylan
Cinematography Ferhat Onur Ceylan


Original title Saklı Cennet
Runinig time 13'
Film type Documentary
Completion date November, 2017