Kinostanbul presents the world premiere of "Beneath the Hagia Sophia," (www.beneaththehagiasophia.com) a documentary about the secrets under one of the world's most iconic structures. The event will be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Bing Theater on Sunday, Sept. 23rd.
"Beneath the Hagia Sophia" is directed by Göksel Gülensoy and is based on decades of exploration of the legendary structure's underwater tunnels and waterways. A short presentation by archaeologist Haluk Çetinkaya, PhD will precede the screening.
"The Hagia Sophia's dome and minarets are breathtaking symbols of Istanbul," says filmmaker Gülensoy. "We have dedicated ourselves to uncovering a world just as spectacular as the one above, and we are incredibly excited to be able to show our discoveries at this prestigious museum." With a team of divers, Gülensoy carried out a series of underwater shoots in the area in 1998, and most recently in 2012, uncovering sites that have been buried for centuries.