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Screening of Gölgeler ve Suretler (Shadows and Faces)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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)


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.

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