Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: "My Child" with "Eight" and "Sansara"

Event Details

March 26, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Room: 137

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

The 21st annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival presents My Child (Benim Çocuğum) directed by Can Candan (Turkey, 2013, 82 min, Turkish w/English subtitles).

Through weekly meetings in their Istanbul homes, parents of LGBT children share their struggles, interrogating the meaning of parenthood, family, and activism in contemporary Turkish society. Official selection, Montreal Film Festival. 


Eight (Sekiz) Directed by Tanju Özdemir (Turkey, 2013, 6 min, b/w, no dialogue)

A widow’s quotidian life brushes against the infinite in this spare but lush short film. 


Sansara Directed by Bade Uysaler (Turkey, 2013, 15 min, in Turkish and Kurdish with English subtitles)

An allusive portrait of destruction and renewal, filmed in the wake of Turkey’s campaign of village evacuations as a response to the ‘Kurdish problem.’

Introduction by Emir Benli, UMass. The directors will be present for Q&A.


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Event Category

Film Film Screening