KUPELI BY METIN AKDEMIR AND CETIN BASKIN
Directed by Cetin Baskin and Metin Akdemir
Produced by Layen Film
DOP by Ali Kemal Cinar
Edited by Veysel Cihan Hizar
Shot in Surici, Diyarbakir.
Hidden away in the Surici quarter of Diyarbakir, the Kupeli swimming pool has been a place to cool off in the heat of summer for many years. The pool is known as a draw for swimmers in waist-cloths and idiosyncratic divers and the source of many a legend. Its future, however, is uncertain given plans to demolish the site as part of an urban regeneration project.
The short film won various international film awards including 37. Norwegian Short Film Festival Special Jury Award. 'Kupeli' also screened in Cannes Film Festival 2013.