Orient Express

ORIENT EXPRESS – documentary series – 2009



Director: Seyfettin Tokmak
Interviewer: Cagla Menderes
Production: Hasan Demir – Ragip Turk
Camera: Seyfettin Tokmak
Camera Assistant: Candeniz Erun
Production Coordinator: Cagla Onder
Titles and Graphics: Gokmen Adali
Editors: Cem Yildirim, Ismet Kurtulus, Kenan Kavut


Produced for ERT television, Orient Express is a 13 episode documentary series which explores today’s Turkey with its culture, politics, music, fashion and its people. Its approach is objective, sometimes humoristic, but always through people’s stories and experiences. Interviewers are activists, leftists, academicians, journalists, artists, historians and ordinary people who are liberal and extreme for Turkish standards. Orient Express also addresses Turkey’s changing role in the region and discussing the underlying causes of Turkey current foreign policy as well as changes within Turkey itself through the views, beliefs, writings of it’s journalists.