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Meydan Film Series: Günese Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun)
February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0Free
|Join us for our first Meydan film screening of the Winter 2019 season, featuring Günese Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun), directed by Yesim Ustaoglu. This is a rescheduled screening from last season.
Post-film discussion will be led by UCCS Professor and CMES affiliate Carole Woodall.
Synopsis: Mehmet, a young Turkish man from the village of Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girlfriend. When a Kurdish friend is killed in a street protest, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan’s home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees. Turkish w/English subtitles (104 minutes).