The Guardian

For 20 years, the Syrian Orthodox nun Dayrayto lives on the grounds of a church in Zaz, a dilapidated and abandoned Assyrian village in southeastern Turkey. Ever since the monk died six years ago she lives alone with her animals.

Her presence in the region is a thorn in the side of many local actors. Lately, the situation is getting worse. Dayrayto, however, made a vow to protect the church and not to leave the holy place, even at the cost of her life.

Released on Tuesday 9 March at 18.00. The movie was available for streaming for 48 h.

THE GUARDIAN (Trailer) from inselfilm produktion on Vimeo

  • Director

    Martina Priessner

  • Producers

    Martina Priessner (CoProduction), Friedemann Hottenbacher, Gregor Streiber

  • Year

    2020

  • Country

    Germany

  • Subtitles

    English

  • Duration

    88 min

  • Festivalsection

    Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

  • Premiere

    Swedish premiere

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