By Tolga ORNEK


Documentary - Completed 2003

    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tolga ORNEK
    • Writer(s)
    • Tolga ORNEK
    • Producer(s)
    • Robert KIRK, Rob LIHANI, Burak ORNEK
    • Synopsis
    • The Hittite Empire was a major force in the ancient Near East between 1650 and 1200 BC. With photography in historical sites and museums of Turkey, Syria, and Egypt plus on-location interviews with world renowned scholars, The Hittites traces the history of these people, while presenting a political and cultural picture of the Near East and Anatolia. Through the use of digital technology and dramatic re-enactments, key moments in Hittite history comes alive and the audience takes a journey back in time to experience what it meant to be a Hittite 3500 years ago.
      Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, the film is based on the Hittites’ own words extracted from more than 25,000 Hittite tablets discovered in Anatolia.