Homo Politicus
Homo Politicus

Homo Politicus

Director Haci Orman

Production year 2014

Length 20min.

Country Turkey


Johannes Lepsius is an influential theologian, who acts on behalf of German missionaries. In order to stop “deportation” policy of Ottoman Empire regarding Armenians he goes to the military headquarter in Istanbul, where he can meet Enver Pasha, the most powerful general of Turkey. His aim is to build diplomatic and political pressure on Enver Pasha. However; all the arguments put forward by Lepsius was avoided by Enver in a polite and coldblooded attitude. Halfway through the meeting, the atmosphere changes and a philosophical, intellectual wordy warfare, which sometimes feels like chess and sometimes a boxing match, surrounds the scene. While Enver is trying to drag Lepsius into an “indecent proposal” step by step, Lepsius would take an important decision and leave the conversation.


Haci Orman
Haci Orman



Songül Özbakır


Hacı Orman

Director of Photography

Dniz Eyüboğlu Aydın

Music by

Sedat Yılmaz


Emrah Aydın


İnci Ünal, Sedat Yılmaz


Van Strombeck, Mehmet Yılmaz

Haci Orman

For 10 years after he quit his study in the university, he served as the chairman of the executive board of BEKSAV (Science Education Aesthetic Culture Art Research Foundation) and chief editor of Sanat ve Hayat (Art and Life) Magazine, at the same time. For two times he was arrested, put in and got out of jail for the political reasons. Together with Ragip Zarakolu, he contributed in preparation of numerous books. His short film Homo Politicus, which is about the Armenian Genocide, is his debut as a filmmaker.


Homo Politicus (2014, short).

FILMS 2015