Poetry inspires film about hero of resistance against coup

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 23.08.2016 22:23
Updated 23.08.2016 22:25
Poetry inspires film about hero of resistance against coup

A short film titled "30 Birds" has been shot in the memory of Ömer Halisdemir, the noncommissioned officer who was killed after shooting a senior coup plotter during the coup attempt orchestrated by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) on July 15.

The film, the title of which refers to 30 bullet wounds Halisdemir received and inspired by Dursun Ali Erzincanlı's namesake poem, will premiere at Esenler Municipality Dr. Kadir Topbaş Culture and Arts Center on Wednesday. Halisdemir, who killed coup plotter Br. Gen. Semih Terzi, is played by young actor Turgay Atalay.

Directed by Ekrem Aydın, the six-minute film is produced by Nazif Tunç. The culture and arts center where the premiere will take place will also host a photography exhibition from Anadolu Agency, focusing on the night the coup attempt took place. The premiere of "30 Birds" will be open to the public.

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