Meydan Film Series: Günese Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun)

February 15

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Sie Complex, Room 1020, Forum

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).

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Meydan: Middle East Film Series at DU is an invitation to engage with the Middle East on the level of culture and everyday life through the region's extraordinary cinema. Once a month on Friday nights, we present a fascinating film from the Middle East followed by an informal discussion with a scholar of the region — all free of charge and open to the general public, and held in the beautiful Reiman Theatre in Margery Reed Hall (located on the southwest corner of University and Evans).

This and all Meydan screenings are free of charge and open to the public.

*Please note that the Margery Reed Building is located on the corner of Evans Ave and University Blvd, on the west side of University.