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Moynihan European Research Centers, Middle Eastern Studies Program, and LLL presents: Plane Tree

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A story of family and affection focused on Adviye, a retired teacher with four children, and her relationship with her 6-year-old grandson. Adviye, a 75-year-old retired teacher, shares all of her possessions equally between her four children. However, her children cannot and do not want to look after their mother while they are busy with their daily problems in the flow of life. Baris, her 6-year-old youngest grandchild, is the only one who feels pure and unconditional love for his grandmother. Despite her children’s lack of interest, Adviye responds by caring for her children no matter what the conditions are. With her unifying role, she gives a powerful message to all generations about the importance of family and values that have been eroded between the generations. Turkish with English Subtitles Directed by Handan Ipekçi, 2011 (103 min) Sponsor: Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Co-Sponsor Middle Eastern Studies, Co-Sponsor Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Co-Sponsor UISFL U.S. Department of Education Grant, Co-Sponsor Turkish Language Program within the Department of LLL, Co-Sponsor Moynihan European Research Centers, Co-Sponsor

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

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