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Is this the best travel film of 2014?

written by Oliver Pelling October 14, 2014

Some travellers and filmmakers are already calling this “the best travel video ever made”, and there’s certainly no disputing its beauty. So take a seat, grab a tea, and get lost in Leonardo Dalessandri’s representation of Turkey.

Beautifully edited and skilfully filmed – Dalessandri takes the viewer on a journey from Istanbul to Cappadocia by way of Pamukkale, Ephesus and more besides. “This is Turkey lived by me, from north to south,” says Dalessandri of his film.

Filmed over 20 days and 3500km, Dalessandri’s incredible ‘Watchtower of Turkey’ video raises the bar for other travel films.

And while you’re at it, check out the filmmaker’s ‘Watchtower of Morocco’ too.


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Jessper May 5, 2015 - 1:38 am

amazing video.

shane February 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Absolutely amazing. The cinematography in this film is out of this world, great high speed editing, keeping the audience intrigued through out. Great captures of real people, just so much feeling, so much happening here. Inspirational.
One Life, One Search,
Peace Out.

Intrepid Admin February 17, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Pretty good, eh!? Thanks Shane.

Anonymous December 7, 2014 - 10:32 am

the motion on this was nothing but amazing… how did this not bring out emotion in you?

Nigameash Harihar November 23, 2014 - 10:47 pm

What an amazing video this is. I will definitely pay these places a visit!

ET November 20, 2014 - 12:59 am

It looks like a first attempt at a school project which needs to be trashed and redone with more grace. A properly done video should bring out emotions to the viewer that inspire him or her to make this their next travel destination. As it stands, I just wanted to delete it from the beginning and it never got any better. Bad music, bad clipping of images, mediocre images. Try again!

Anonymous October 24, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Contrived. Poor would be a complement. Probably the worst I’ve seen. Tried to be artistic, both visual and sound, and totally missed. Poor editing and lacked coherence.

Chefmir October 21, 2014 - 7:25 am

Great images, especially I would recommend always cause the balloon.

Maggie October 15, 2014 - 6:05 pm

I must be missing something here. Found it too fast and disjointed to see anything – parts of it made me feel nauseous! Clever editing, but, after reading the build up, very disappointing. Did it make me want to re-visit Turkey? Not in the least.


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