SAZ – The Key of Trust – FULL MOVIE – Documentary + English Subtitles
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Film by @Stephan Talneau (
with Petra Nachtmanova (
Musician Petra_Nachtmanova travels for weeks on the roads from Berlin, all the way to Iran, on her back, a legendary instrument, always asking one question:
« Can you maybe teach me a song that I can bring back home? »
Subtitles: English, Turkish, German, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian, Azerbaijani
Sound: Florent Chaintiou from Nadanadi Studio (
Editing: Levent Celebi (
Color Correction: Jérémie Pujau
Film Music : Ceyhun Kaya, Tralalka, OKO, BaBa ZuLa, Erdal Erzincan , Amine Mesnaoui
Production: CC Wesnigk (
Director Assistants: Tea Mikic, Verjana Abazaj, Neda Milanova, Selcen Kucukustel, Rashid Aghamaliyev, Yalda Yazdani.
Translations: Yasemin Ural, Emma Fabrikant, Golnar Tabibzadeh, Selcen Küçüküstel, Rashid Aghamaliyev, Gülistan Yiğit, Denys Vasyliev
It’s the journey of her life: Petra Nachtmanova journeys to both the end of the world and the centre of her heart. Saz on her back, the Berlin musician heads off in search of the origins of a string instrument tangled in myths, which found its way to her in the streets of Kreuzberg.
She travels from Berlin to Istanbul, through Anatolia, over the snowy peaks of the Caucasus and into the dusty desert of eastern Iran. She meets Bosnian instrument makers, music teachers who climb mountains in suits and chain-smoking Turkmen who possibly invented blues rock. She has one request for each encounter: ‘Play me a song that I can take home with me’. First she meets skeptical amazement. Then enthusiasm. And finally, deep trust.
« Saz » is a film about the power of music and the scope of the world, simultaneously a road movie and a quest for meaning, a breathtaking trip in the border region between Europe and Asia, which shows that despite conflict and crisis, there is a human everyday life out there, as well as something special that holds us together.
With: Telli Turnalar , Özgür Firat, Umut Erdogan, Udruzenje Sazlija Sevdah Zivinice, Fran Kodra, Gjovalin Shani, Hasan Hocov, Murat Ertel, Tolga Sağ, Suat Kaya, Ceyhun Kaya, Tatavla Keyfi,Erdal Erzincan, Kartal Kanat, Mehmet Karakurt, Erkan Oğur & İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu, Zeynel Dede, Yilmaz Çelik, Ayşe Şewaqî, Nazender Süzer Gökçe, Aşık Mevlüt Mertoğlu, Aşıq Nargilə, Aşıq Mübariz Əliyev, Gedebey Aşıq Mektebi, Aşıq Islam Ekberov, Yousef Dibaei Official, Hemmat Agh, Nariman Baki Nezhad, Asadollah Farmani, Seyed Roknedin Shahriari, Seyed Arash Shahriari, Haj Ghorban et Alireza Soleimani, Mohammad Yousefi
Developed with the support of: Aydin Döner, Şahin Balkaya – Pandora Yapi Ve End. Ltd. Şti, „BDC Discoveries 2016“ des Balkan Documentary Center, Azerbaijan Student Network (ASN), KALAN MUSIK, supported by the : Filmförderung Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein FFHSH
A Production of: ANTHRO MEDIA GbR Wesnigk & Barth
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