“That man is a farmer. That man is a salesman. He looks like a drunkard. He works a lot. He looks very concerned. He is a gentleman. I think he is a fisherman, isn’t he? He warns the passers by. But I don’t get the dog. Isn’t that a dog? Maybe he is a hunter. I don’t understand that part.”
One of Us by Ilgin Aksoy, Gamze Akan and Sengul Moral portrays the people of Eskisehir as they talk about their local hero, “that man”, explaining in a series of interviews what he does and why he does it. Doing that, they all give hints about their personalities, their community, their environment and the city in which they live in.
Produced by MODE Istanbul in 2011 as part of the Youth MODE “Local Heroes” Workshop in Eskisehir/Turkey.
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