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The Ancient City of Oinoanda, close to Fethiye, Turkey, hosts presumably the largest philosophical inscription of the ancient world. The inscription, 65 to 80 meters long, was constructed by Diogenes of Oinoanda so as to convey Epicurean philosophy to the next generations and city’s visitors. The film focuses on the efforts to pursue this aim of Diogenes. Epicurean approaches to concepts such as pleasure, happiness, friendship, dreams, and gods are discussed around the peculiarities of research history. As senior researcher Martin Ferguson Smith puts it, the content of the inscription applies surprisingly well to the problems of contemporary society.

Screening time: Saturday, May 6, 1:53 pm, The Shedd Recital Hall


Length: 33 min.

Country: Turkey

Language: English and Turkish (with English subtitles)

Director: Nazim Guveloglu

Producer: The Middle East Technical University

Producer Web site: http://www.metu.edu.tr

Distributor: Nazim Guveloglu

Distributor Web site: http://www.if-eye.com


Firenze Archeofilm Festival (2018, Italy)

International Festival of Archaeological Cinema in Licodia Eubea (2017, İtalya) - Audience Best Film Award

The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival (2017, USA)

International Festival of Archaeological Cinema in Rovereto (2017, Italy)

International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa (2016, Spain)

International Archaeology Film Festival in Split (2016, Croatia) - 3rd Award

Agon Archaeological Film Festival (2016, Greece) - Award of Originality

Ankara International Film Festival, (2013, Turkey)

Turkish National Television Documentary Awards, Professional Category (2013, Turkey)

Cinarchea: International Archaeology Film and Art Festival (Germany, 2013)

Cannes Film Festival Turkey Stand Selection (France, 2013)