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Living a Vibrant Life by the Black Sea

In under two minutes filmmaker Ali Demirel presents a rich array of people and places in northern Turkey, focusing on a region historically called Pontus, near the Black Sea.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.