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Film Screening of The Seven Doors with Dr. Mehmet Kurt

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

In the political context of Turkey, the education system has deteriorated by the year, morphed into the object of vain experiments to the detriment of the youth. The Seven Doors documents seven students, who alongside their teacher, attempt to develop an alternative education model where reading, thinking, discussion and attempts of understanding are upheld in place of conflictual ideologies.

The Seven Doors offers a unique insight into present day Turkey through the readings and discussions of these seven students yearning for an urgent alternative in the education system, as increasing political tensions and governmental pressure on academia became heavier.

Mehmet Mim Kurt is a scholar, filmmaker, and human rights activist from Turkey. His research lies at the intersection of political science, sociology, and political ethnography with a specific focus on political Islam and civil society in Kurdish Turkey and among the Turkish diaspora in Europe. He is a Marie Curie Global fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Yale University.

Center for Middle East Studies