The liberation of İzmir, one of the iconic cities of the National Struggle, became a documentary called “Towards İzmir: September 9th”. The first screening of the film will be held at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center on Thursday, October 28, free of charge.
The liberation struggle of Izmir, which was occupied by the Greeks on May 15, 1919, at the end of the First World War, was narrated with a documentary film. The premiere night of the film, to which Izmir Metropolitan Municipality also contributed, will be held on Thursday, October 28 at 20.30. The screening will be free to watch.
It took a year to shoot
In the documentary, which was shot in a year after a long archive work, expert historians and researcher-writers Alev Coşkun, Yaşar Aksoy, Kemal Arı, Vahdettin Engin, Ahmet Mehmetefendioğlu, Hayat Akıncı, Feyyaz Yüzatlı and Şükrü Kocagöz fought for the liberation of İzmir. Includes interviews with the families of the heroes. The director of the documentary was Mesut Gengeç, the general coordinator was Bülent Günal, and Yılmaz Aydın was responsible for the project. The soundtrack of the documentary, in which dramas take place in the important scenes, is signed by Yıldıray Gürgen.
Director Mesut Gengeç said, “In the documentary, the first bullet fired by Hasan Tahsin and what happened after it, the epic written in Ödemiş, the great story of Gavur Mümin (Mumin Aksoy), whom everyone knows as Colonel Cevdet, is featured in the series Vatanım Sensin. At the same time, intelligence activities and unnamed heroes who went underground since the days of occupation also have an important place in the documentary. May 15, 1919, the black day in Izmir's history. On that day alone, two thousand people were martyred in Izmir, according to the report of the US Admiral Bristol. Documentary, that black day; He also talks about the liberation of Izmir, which opened like a poppy field on September 9 and was equipped with Turkish flags, with interviews and dramas.