Lost Songs Of Anatolia” is a musical documentary film , a musical voyage among the exotic places and people of Anatolia, host of ancient civilizations, empires, and mythologies over 10 millennia. The result of 350 hours of footage over 8 years, Lost Songs of Anatolia may be the first example of an experimental musical-documentary film. The cultural riches of Anatolia are sung in authentic performances recorded live on location.
The authentic performances are recorded live on location spontaneously. With the modern arrangements made, an incomparable musical is formed.
Lost Songs Of Anatolia is directed by Nezih Ünen, produced in 2007. After being shown in Istanbul and Antalya, the film has been screened in many international film festivals like Montpellier, Thessaloniki, Salento, Zagreb, Ghent, and Kosova.
As a musical documentary its concerts were staged in Istanbul, Izmir, Thessaloniki, Berlin and also in Cannes Film Festival.
In 2012 the movie was awarded as The Best Musical Documentary in Santa Rosa.