Journey to the Moon


Kutlug Ataman


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Journey to the Moon explores an urban myth that in 1957, a group of villagers from Turkey's remote Black Sea coast were conned by a local politician into believing he would build a spaceship factory in cooperation with the US, in return for their votes. Ataman's film explores the idea that these naive villagers were the victim of American style westernisation in Turkey in the late 50s and perhaps amongst the first unsuspecting victims of the early stages of globalisation.