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Turtle Shells

film type documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2017 runtime 30'00 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby SR languages Arabisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch

European animal protection laws, armed forces foreign operations and a seized turtle, whose shell was painted with a flag of Syrian rebels. All converge at a reptile rescue centre in Munich. A film about animals, mankind and war.

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director Tuna Kaptan Schnitt / Editing Sophie Oldenbourg Bildgestaltung / DOP Rebecca Meining Produktion / Production Tuna Kaptan Drehbuch / Script Tuna Kaptan Tongestaltung / Sound Design Annika Sehn, Jonas Heldt, Viktor Schimpf
2017 DOK Leipzig - Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm, Germany (Healthy Workplaces Film Award)
2018 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany
2018 KFFK - Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Germany (WDR Preis)
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Tuna Kaptan

Born in Munich to Turkish parents;
holds a Bachelor of Arts in media, theatre and Romance studies;
studied film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich and at the ENERC Buenos Aires;
his documentary films won several awards

2011 Bordo Mavi
2012 Mr. Siebzehnrübl
2013 Nacht Grenze Morgen
2014 Armada Bizerta
2016 Subsuelo
2017 Turtle Shells