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Fuat Uzkınay (1888–1956)

Fuat Uzkınay (1888–1956), © TÜRVAK – Türker İnanoğlu Foundationenlarge


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Object:Fuat Uzkınay (1888–1956)
Description:The atelier photograph shows Fuat Uzkınay in uniform and with a moustache.
Comment:Fuat Uzkınay is believed to be the first Turkish filmmaker. While in the army, on 14 November 1914, he documented the destruction of a monument: ‘Ayastefanos'taki Rus Abidesinin Yıkılışı’ (Demolition of the Russian monument at San Stefano – Yeşilköy). This 150mt film is known as the first Turkish-made film.
Date:Not before 1914
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:TÜRVAK – Türker İnanoğlu Foundation
Archive:TÜRVAK – Türker İnanoğlu Foundation (Collection TÜRVAK), Inv. No.: TÜRVAK 9
Editor:Karl Kaser