📩 18/10/2023 10:33
Documentary Maker Alp Armutlu, Directors Nazım Doğan and Sinan Çevik are here with the documentary The Way of Victory - The Fire in Your Soul, following the documentary The Road of Hope - The Ox Truck Defeated, which opened a new page in history through the eyes of the Anatolian woman. The Road to Victory - Fire in Your Soul Documentary is about the 1975 km road of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms to victory. As Armutlu progresses in the light of NUTUK in his documentary, he both documents the oral history of the local people on the route about the War of Independence and reflects the projection of the great epic in memories 100 years later.
Alp Armutlu, for the documentary "Road of Victory - Fire in Your Soul", which he dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of our Republic and the Heroic Turkish Army, said: "With this film, which we brought to the big screen to understand and explain where the Path of Victory passes in Anatolian lands, in the life and death struggle of the heroes of 100 years; "We will discover together the meaning of Mustafa Kemal, his leadership and his strategic moves." says.
The Way of Victory - The Fire in Your Soul will meet the audience on the digital platform in November.
Alp Armutlu, who brought the story of the Independence Road and its heroes, which enabled weapons and ammunition to be delivered to the fronts in Anatolia during the War of Independence, to the big screen with the documentary 'The Road of Hope Defeated the Kağnı Truck', this time describes the 1975 km road of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades to victory. brings it together with the audience. Alp Armutlu, who gained great acclaim with his first documentary, dedicates his documentary, Road of Victory - Fire in Your Soul, to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic and the Turkish Army.
In the documentary directed by Nâzım Doğan and Sinan Çevik, Alp Armutlu witnesses the extraordinary story of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms on the 100th Anniversary of the Republic. The historical consultancy of the documentary was made by Polatlı Historical Areas Promotion Center Coordinator Colonel Kadim Koç. In the documentary, the Road of Victory is followed from the Battle of Sakarya front to Kocatepe, sometimes in a 1920 model car and sometimes on horseback, and during the journey, the heroic stories of the Turkish Army are told, sometimes enthusiastically and sometimes sadly, from the memories of the local people.
It also documents oral history
As Armutlu proceeds in the light of NUTUK in his documentary, he both documents the oral history of the local people on the route about the War of Independence and reflects the projection of the great epic in memories 100 years later. Armutlu said, “There are approximately 25 narrators in the documentary. In our films, we like to work with people who work in the local area, who live in that region or in a big city, but who spend most of their time doing research in war zones, who work hard and produce. "We embrace conveying what they achieved, their views, and most importantly, the little-known aspects of the Turkish War of Independence that they wanted to convey to the Turkish Nation, and to convey this to future generations together," he says.
The Path of Hope or the Path of Victory?
''When we look back from the 100th anniversary of the Republic, was the Path of Hope or the Path of Victory difficult?' Alp Armutlu gives the following answer to the question:
“I think the road itself was difficult. Because you have no independence in this struggle. You are a prisoner... Your life depends on the decisions made by other people at the table at that time. We only know the first bullet fired by Hasan Tahsin on May 16, the day Izmir was occupied. However, Konak Square was full of the bodies of thousands of Turks that day! Isn't this difficult?
The Greek Army, which started to escape from the Turkish Army attacking Polatlı Çekirdeksiz Village, is burning people in the village. Alive. A woman approaches our soldier with her husband's ashes in her hand and screams; “Oh my son, how can a person burn another person?” saying… This was very difficult.
We embarked on the two paths used by heroic people, shoulder to shoulder with İnebolu's Hope, Ankara's Victory decisions, and the Turkish Army that went to victory on the fronts. It was hard to get out, but I'm glad we did it. It's good that we managed to take a step on these two difficult paths. We are fortunate that on the way we encountered the grandchildren of people who lived through tough struggles and what they told us about their experiences. The road was all difficult. But everything was easy compared to what the heroes of that day went through.”
The response in the viewer's memory
In the documentary, which begins on 05 August 1921, when the Speaker of the Assembly, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, was elected Commander-in-Chief and extends to 21 November 1938, "Where does the Road to Victory pass in these lands, from within you, from your heart, or from your dreams?" Dozens of questions such as these find answers in the minds of the audience as the documentary progresses.
It meets the audience in November
The second of the documentaries, which Armutlu brought to life as a result of his research in more than 2 cities by traveling approximately 10 thousand kilometers for 30 years, will meet the audience on digital platforms in November.
Screenwriter and Narrator – Alp Armutlu: Alp Armutlu, born in 1974 and graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Communication, made important notes by working on Speech. Between 2017 and 2019, he traveled more than 10.000 km, followed the steps of Mustafa Kemal Pasha and his friends in 27 cities, traveled, examined and took photographs. He discovered the projection of the events in Nutuk on Anatolian lands. He shared this experience with approximately 5.000 people who watched him with interest through the Nutuk Yıldızı shows he organized. Armutlu, who received acclaim for his performance in the movie Umutun Yolu, aims to tell the world about the Turkish War of Independence on the 100th Anniversary of the Republic with the movie Zaferin Yolu.
Directed by Nazım Doğan & Sinan Çevik: They shot TOFAŞ's Legendary T Documentary. Together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they continue to shoot provincial promotional series for domestic and international broadcasts. They are happy to bring the stories of Anatolia to the big screen. They say they see life more permanently through their viewfinders. The Road of Hope was realized as a different road project in which they devoted themselves to history in 100 years of history. Following the documentary, The Road of Hope - The Ox Truck Beat, the Road of Victory - The Fire in Your Soul aims to be in the international arena on the 100th anniversary of the Republic.