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Turkish-German Filmmaker Ilker Çatak in Conversation with MENA Faculty Member Emrah Yıldız

When: Monday, April 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, The Forum (Kresge 1-515), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Ilker Çatak is an award-winning Turkish-German director and writer. His films include Ayda (2008), When Namibia was a City (2010), Old School (2013), Where We Are (2013), Zeitraum (2014), and Fidelity (2014).

Fidelity is a short film set during the 2013 Gezi protests in Istanbul and tells the intersecting stories of a protester, a young married couple, and clashing political ideologies. You can watch the trailer at:

At this event, we will watch a clip of the film, after which Emrah Yıldız, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and MENA, will engage Çatak in a conversation about his work and the interesting issues it raises.

Emrah Yıldız is co-editor of the Turkey Page at Jadaliyya and co-editor of the collection "Resistance Everywhere": The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey (Tadween, 2014).​

Ilker Çatak's visit to Northwestern is co-sponsored by:

Department of German

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program (Buffett Institute for Global Studies)

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Center for Global Culture and Communication

Department of Performance Studies

Department of Radio/Television/Film

Middle East and North African Studies Program

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