No attention in the media, no official reports. When the Turkish army embarked on a major operation to defeat the Kurdish PKK in 2015, the only cameras to film the continuing violence belonged to local people. Filmmaker Gürcan Keltek realised that these anonymous live-streams should not be forgotten.
In Meteors, he uses archival footage of restless cities and inhabitants in a wider context; philosophical reflections in which fantasy also starts showing its face. In a dreamy, calm tempo, his black-and-white film changes location for each chapter, from hunters in the mountains to cities that progressively change into ruins under martial law. And then it closes with an exodus of survivors under apocalyptic circumstances: meteorites raining down, animals fighting, an eclipse of the sun. Keltek places the hidden events in Southeast Turkey in a dark poetic context. An intriguing and occasionally delightful mixture of fact and fiction.