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A boat and its working crew are in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. A father, a
captain, never wanted his boy to work on the sea. The boy finds work in another
boat a result of his affection of the sea. The boy learns diving from the cripple Omer,
a famous diver working on that boat whom was healthy without a bend then. Time
passes the cripple and the boy ends up working on the captain’s boat. There is
sponge shortage, dives passes no sponge. Crew is upset and there is frustration
among the crew. The tension between the trilogy (captain, the boy & the cripple),
drives the viewer into a desolation in the middle of the sea and its bottom.

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Irme is esteem to thousands of years long seamanship tradition, a revolt against
the nowadays concretion and high society madness! Bodrum has long been a
seafarer town since antique times. It is no wonder these lands are a charter boat
heaven in our days, as Heredotes and Homeros describe the brave sponge divers
and great navigators of this land. Nowadays forgotten harsh seaman lives and
relentless, dramatic stories better describes Bodrum as incomparably defined by the
Halicarnassus fisherman.
underwater fisherman sponge diver




Copyright © 2014 Mert Gokalp

Previous screenings

30 Oct – 2 Nov | Marseille, France
6th International Bosphorus Film and Video Festival | 2014
14 Nov – 28 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
Beneath the Waves | 2015
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States

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