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Lost Birds ()


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It is 1915 in an Armenian village. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird Bacik.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarkis Acemyan ...
Grandpa Yetvart
Heros Agopyan ...
Bedo
Arto Arsenyan ...
Father Mesrop
Takuhi Bahar ...
Kinar
Bercuhi Berberyan ...
Maria Kraft
Kirkor Dinckayikci ...
Headmaster Sarkis
Hovsep Karagozyan ...
Nubar
Dila Uluca ...
Maryam
Ahmet Uz ...
Mahmut Efendi
Anahit Varis ...
Armine Yaya
Bogos Çalgicioglu ...
Garnik Efendi

Directed by

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Ela Alyamac
Aren Perdeci

Written by

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Ela Alyamac ... ()
 
Aren Perdeci ... ()

Produced by

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Ela Alyamac ... producer
Kudsi Alyamac ... producer
Aren Perdeci ... producer

Cinematography by

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Aren Perdeci

Film Editing by

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Ela Alyamac
Aren Perdeci

Editorial Department

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Rebecca Markham ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Rececca Markham ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Joel McWilliams ... colorist

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Serkan Dönmez ... supervising art director
Mahmut Erkan
Armine Muradyan

Costume Design by

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Ela Alyamac

Sound Department

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Eli Haligua ... sound effects editor/adr recordist
Burak Topalakci ... supervising sound editor
Caglar Yesilay ... dialogue editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yakup Algül ... first assistant camera
Müge Alper ... digital imaging technician
Ali Salim Yasar ... gaffer

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  • Codex (digital recording equipment)
  • Deluxe (digital printing)
  • EFilm (digital intermediate)
  • STM (camera equipment provided by)
  • STM (grip and lighting equipment)

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Plot Summary

Lost Birds (2015) tells the story of a brother and a sister who are left behind during the mass deportations of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. What happened to their parents and the neighbors? The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird called Bacik. This children's film was praised by some as the first Turkish production that tries to deal with the Armenian Genocide, at least from the POV of children.

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Taglines We were left alone... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Yitik Kuşlar (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first film made in Turkey that at least tries to deal with the Armenian Genocide. It is a children's film told from the perspective of children. See more »
Quotes Kinar: May the fire in our stove never go out.
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