During the ''Italian Cinema Days'' organized in cooperation with the European Cinema Culture Association and the Italian Culture Center, renowned movies of the Italian cinema were screened.
"Umut" was chosen as the best film at the 2nd Adana Film Festival and also won the "Special Jury Award" at the Grenoble Film Festival in France.
As a result, not only did the number of cinema-goers begin to increase, but so did investment and state interest.
The Turkish movie has also been invited to the Golden Globe, Palm Strings, Santa Barbara and Sun Dance festivals.
Films produced in 1996 were mainly low-budget productions designed for TV.
The British Imperial War Museum, the Australian War Museum, the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and the Turkish Military Museums also supported the documentary, which not only represents historical records, but also tells a story in the genre of cinematography.