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Aylin Gökmen is a Swiss-Turkish filmmaker who earned a B.A. in Arts from Lausanne University and an M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the DocNomads program. Combining documentary and fictional approach, her works revolve around themes of memory, imagination and landscape, and have been screened internationally in festivals such as Sundance and Locarno. In 2020, she founded “A Vol d’Oiseau”, a society dedicated to the production of various Swiss and international projects. She is also a contributor and co-curator of the Docs in Orbit podcast, and an executive member of SWAN (Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network). Her short film Espíritos e Rochas: um Mito Açoriano was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2021.

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A meditative guide through the Azores archipelago’s history and its inhabitants’ connection to the volatile land.

Director: Aylin Gökmen
Language: Portuguese