Completed - 2018
According to some sources of Ancient Greek and Roman historiography, the "mythical" Amazon female Warriors originated in Pontus, a location which is today a part of Turkey's Black Sea Region.
Compiled from the texts of “History” by Herodotus, “Iliad” by Homer, “Promotheus Bound” by Aesychylus ,“Argonautica” by Appollonius Rhodius, “Library of History” by Diodorus of Sicily, “The Fall of Troy” by Quintus of Smyrna, “The Gothic History” by Jordanes, “Geography” by Strabo and “Hippocratic Collection” by BC Pseudo-Hippocrates, the film ANDROKTONES retells the Amazon myths in the Turkish language, through the sparring words of a female and male narrator.
Set in an Amazon theme park built in the Black Sea city of Samsun, ANDROKTONES takes a plunge at how the historical legacy of the Amazons is still very much subjective, and how the suffocating patriarchal voice defies time, language or geography.
Genre: Short, Experimental, Documentary (9.44’)
Written and Directed by : Emine Yıldırım
Produced by : Giyotin Film
With the Voices of : Ezgi Çelik, Gökçen Gökçebağ, Eleni Varmazi
Cinematography by: Ramin Matin
Sound Design : Oğuz Kaynak
Executive Producer: Eleni Varmazi
Funded by : Yeni Film Fonu
Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival
CICA Museum- Experimental Video and Art Exhibition