Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, is a popular tourist site, visited by millions each year for its surreal-looking moonlike landscape and undeniably rich Christian Heritage. Located in the heartland of Anatolia in Turkey, this place is still inhabited by its own secluded, hospitable yet conservative Muslim people, who have been experiencing radical changes due to the international development of tourism. The film tells the story of three different villages and nine individuals. All interlinked yet unattached from the common realities of each others’ lives, they comment on the daily issues and highlight the important themes that may be of interest to everyone who travels, or traveled at some point, from their home to someone else’s home.
Eda Elif Tibet is a graduate research student and teaching assistant at the School of Anthropology and Conservation in University of Kent. She’s been carrying out research among the cave dwellers of Cappadocia since 2009, seeking to understand the consequences of the development of tourism among the households with an emphasis on the surrounding landscape. The documentary “28 Days on the Moon” is the first documentary she’s produced. She’s also published two academic papers on the same issue.