The Last Leaf

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The Last Leaf (Son yaprak)

Directed by Handan Erdil

  • Turkey 2016; 62 min
  • Original version: Turkish, Greek
  • Genre: Documentary


Mihal Şişko is one of the oldest Greeks on Kınalıada, one of the Princes’ Islands in Istanbul. He began working as a sexton at the age of 10. He sees himself as ‘the last leaf on the tree’ of Istanbul’s Greek Turk community. The church connects him with his roots, his past and his mother tongue, but it is a struggle to sustain given the constantly shrinking community.