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Moynihan European Research Centers Presents: Babam ve Oglum

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Moynihan European Research Centers, The Middle Eastern Studies Program, with a UISFL grant from the US Department of Education and the Turkish Language Program within the Department of LLL present a film screening: Babam ve Oglum /My Father and My Son Directed by Cagan Irmak, 2005 (108 min) Sadik was rebellious as a young man and was politically active as a university student; he became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming an agricultural engineer and taking control of their family farm in an Aegean village. On the dawn of September 12, 1980, when a merciless military coup hits the country, they cannot find access to any hospital or a doctor, and Sadik's wife dies while giving birth to their only child, Deniz. After a long-lasting period of torture, trials, and jail time, Sadik returns to his village with 7-8 years old Deniz, knowing that it will be hard to correct things with his father, Huseyin. (Turkish with English subtitles)


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