MES Film Series presents
060 Eggers Hall
“Güneşi Gördüm” (I Saw the Sun) (2009) Directed by Mahsun Kirmizigül, (115 minutes) In the Kurdish-majority southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family endures the 25-year separatist war. As violence intensifies, the family migrates to Istanbul and later to Norway with the help of smugglers. Amidst the hardships of refugee life, the son makes friends with a group of transvestites and forges a new identity, disgracing his family. Join us for this chance to reflect on Kurdish nationalism, Turkish-European migration, and changing Muslim identities within cosmopolitan centers.
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