Erhan Arik, 2010 | StrangerFestival / Doc Next Network (Turkey)
This short film Soil by Erhan Arik is a story from an inherited place. "I had a dream. I’m in the house in Ardahan where I was born, a house ‘inherited’ from Armenians. And I’m in the part of the house we use as a barn. The voice in my dream is challenging me about this squandered wing of the house: 'Why is this room so dirty? Why is this stone hearth where we once cooked our bread now used as part of the barn?' And I woke with a start, haunted by this and many more questions I now don't remember. The sun wasn't up yet when I set off toards that room in the barn. I opened the door, walked straight to the hearth, touched the stone and fell silent."