UNDERGROUND CAPPADOCIA

UNDERGROUND CAPPADOCIA

UNDERGROUND CAPPADOCIA

UNDERGROUND CAPPADOCIA

Rock Carving for Survival

In Cappadocia, the story of civilization begins with the rock carving. The rock carving was a major breakthrough for survival in natural habitats and during the wartimes. A mysterious mega underground cities were carved into the soft volcanic rocks in the central Anatolia by Hittites, Greeks and Romans.The underground cities were built with the knowledge and the most sophisticated defence systems well beyond its time. Ancient rock carvers in Cappadocia mastered in the art of crafting columns, arches, churches, houses and tunnel networks so unique of their times.Cappadocia was a stronghold for early Christians thanks to its underground communal life and the sophisticated defence system. Underground Cappadocia gives valuable messages about ancient civilizations and co-existence with the difficult environments in the nature.

Director Biography – Tevfik Hoş

Graduated from the Geological Engineering (earth science) department of Istanbul University in Turkey. Worked over 25 years in the environmental and construction projects in the rural regions of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

Interested in the Documentary film making in the SINEMATEK. He involved in the intensive courses and workshops about the documentary directing and post production of short films. His first documentary The Untold Story of Bosphorus displayed on some national TV Channels.

The main focus of his documentaries is to uncover the effects of geography & natural heritage on the lives of modern and ancient societies.