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"Carry My Voice" film (Hasan Demirtas)

When: Friday, June 9, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: John Paluch   (847) 491-8081

Group: Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

Category: Academic


"Carry My Voice" MFA Documentary by Hasan Demirtas about Kurdish borders.

Carry My Voice tells the story of the division of Kurdish lands after World War I. The documentary focuses on Syria and Turkey borders and how these new borders have affected the lives of Kurdish people.

This separation still impacts the Kurdish people today. Seyrane, was secretly communicating behind the border of Turkey with a man who became her husband. Her husband was living in Syria. To keep in touch and share their emotions, the couple was recording their voices to the audio cassettes.They then threw these audio cassettes from the Turkish border to the Syrian border. After Seyrane secretly passed the borders and got married to her husband, borders became her destiny. Seyrene communicated with her family at the border and always had to deal with the separation of her and her family.

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