Middle East Studies

Turkish Film Series Screening/ Gölgeler ve Suretler, 2010 (Shadows and Faces)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI 02906

Pizza and Sodas

Director: Derviş Zaim
Producers: Derviş Zaim, Sadik Ekinci, Emre Oskay
Release Date: 2011
Turkey, 1 hr 56 min.
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Turkish Film Critics Association (SİYAD) Award 47th Antalya “Golden Orange” International Film Festival (2010)

Description:

On 21 December 1963, fighting erupted between the communities in Nicosia, Cyprus. In the days that followed it spread across the rest of the island. At the same time, the power-sharing government (Turkey and Greece) collapsed. As a result, 18,667 Turkish Cypriots from 103 different villages abandoned their homes. Shadows and Faces tells the story of a young girl who is separated from his shadow puppetry performer father during this ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963.

A recorded interview with the director and a panel Q&A will follow the film.

Films