Tarzan Kemal, Story Of A Citizen

Tarzan Kemal Story of a Citizen

Documentary Film, 2016
Director: Yusuf Emre Yalçın

Tarzan Kemal Story of a Citizen is a 59 minutes documentary film directed by Yusuf Emre Yalçın.

Yusuf Emre Yalçın had been making researches about Kemal Koca, AKA Tarzan Kemal starting from 2012 during various Sinopales. He collected memories about him from the local people and exhibited a collective diary in 2012. During the next Sinopale in 2014, he realised a performance as a part of Serkan Taycan’s Tarzan Kemal Trail work.

Video: Cansu Kırcan

In 2015, he started working on a comprehensive documentary film project during the Sinopale Oral History and Documentary Film workshop and published the film in 2016.

The film was screened more than 20 cities around Turkey as a part of Sustainable Life Film Festival 2016 and was screened in the U.S.A as a part of Boston Turkish Festival Documentary&Short Film Competition.

Synopsis: This is the story of a person who has dedicated his life to nature. A person who refused the system, who got rid of his clothes and money after his graduation of the college… He played his drum to make people aware of their own environment like Dioegenes did with his lantern on the same land once. For some, he was insane while for some others he was a philosopher. The reason why he ended up with such a kind of life was a love story that is told. Is it so indeed?