The documentary film “Refika” is a journey on both sides of the North Aegean in search of a woman called “Refika” whose photograph I come across in Adatepe, the old Greek village in Turkey where the Turks and Greeks lived together before the population exchange between the two people. Hearing different versions of the story about Refika and her love Nazmi, I try to find out which version is the real one. Who is the woman in the photograph? Who is Refika? Who writes history? The final chapter of my journal witnesses how Refika’s story and her supposed picture have been commodified, and become marketing tools for a local brand.
Özge Deniz Özker
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