Nüvit Candaner (Narrator)
20 nesting beaches... 4 universities... 3 countries... and a story older than mankind. A Journey of 100 Million Years explores two endangered sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Basin: Caretta Caretta and Chelonia Mydas. The 100 million old history of sea turtles, the future of the species, devoted biologists, conservation activists, underwater photographers, rehabilitation centers and research studies all take place in the documentary. Nesting beaches taken up by industrial plants, coastal erosion, sea turtles mutilated by unconscious fishermen, beaches transformed into garbage dumps are part of the threats that sea turtles face today in the Mediterranean. A Journey of 100 Million Years features important nesting beaches in Turkey and Northern Cyprus as well as rehabilitation centers in Turkey and Italy. The film also witnesses the release of two rehabilitated sea turtles with satellite tracking equipment to the Mediterranean Sea: Melissa from Iztuzu Beach in Turkey and Ilaria from Fusaro beach in Italy. Each year, female sea turtles return to the beach where they have hatched to lay their eggs. They confide the future deep inside our beaches. But will this treasure be safely kept?