Director: Bilge Güçbilmez
Production: F5 Production
One winged Angels is a Documentary about the Antioch Civilizations Chorus. The story of the Chorus is the story of its singers.
People of different religions and ethnic groups come together to sing to the world their tolerance of each other and the loving and peaceful ways of life they share in the region where they live.
Alevites, Jewish, Armenians, Sunnis and Christians, united, sing each other's religious songs, creating a deep feeling of nostalgia for a lost paradise. The audience is suddenly taken by the documentary in a beautiful world where an Imam is happy and proud of singing Hallelujah with a Rabbi and an Orthodox priest, where the three of them sing, with Armenians and Turkish Catholics, the song Hava Nagila, and where all together, they sing their love and thankfulness for Allah in Turkish and Arabic.
The beautiful thing is that this world actually does exist. It is the reality of a city in modern Turkey. The name of this city is Antioch. For centuries the different ethnic and religious communities of Antioch have peacefully coexisted and their members have lived in close intimacy. The Idea of the founder of The Chorus Mr. Yılmaz Özfırat was to let people, in his own country and in the world, know about this spontaneous and precious miracle of civil coexistence and cultural integration, with the hope that the whole world can be inspired by and imitate Antioch. The guiding line in choosing the members of the Chorus has been to welcome into it those who share its goals.
The members are non professional singers. They have in common the shared value of peace and the respect for each others traditions and beliefs. All of them are willing to bring to others a joyous message of hope, presenting their long lived experiences as an example for all the religious communities of the world.
The program presented by the The Antioch Civilization Chorus is so intense in terms of message and purpose that the Chorus is acclaimed everywhere it goes and the spectators are moved to tears at every exhibition.
The Antioch Civilizations Chorus has been proposed as a Nominee for The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.