Whistled Language - Kush Dili · Glydrs

Whistled Language – Kush Dili

Lady using the whistled language houses from the whistled language video project Lady using the whistled language while sitting
Documentary Video
Black Sea, CNN, Culture, Documentary, Great Big Story, Kush Dili, Turkey, Whistled Language
About This Project

For three centuries, farmers living in the remote mountains of northern Turkey have communicated great distances by whistling. It’s a language called kuş dili that is still used to this day, though fewer people are learning it in the age of the cell phone. It’s also known as bird language, for obvious reasons. Muazzez Köçek lives in Kuşköy, and she is the best whistler in her village. Muazzez shows us how she uses varied pitch frequencies and melodies to translate Turkish vocabulary into whistles with meaning.

Roles: Field Production, Cinematography, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”


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