Amidst all the troubles in education occurring in Turkey lies a free and strong-willed village on the mountains of the Aegean coast. This is Nesin Mathematics Village, which was opened in 2007 as an autonomous institution. Its sole purpose was to introduce pure maths to young students, who are used to learning mathematical formulas by heart. Young director Tülay Dikenoğlu Süer delivers the testimony of an experiment that is still going on despite coercitive measures and the will of government to forbide such an alternative institution which attracts hundreds of students every summer.