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MES presents: Don't Tell Me Fairy Tales

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MES presents: Don't Tell Me Fairy Tales

The film is about Riza, a minibus driver in the who is universally loved by the folk in Surici, the neighborhood of of Istanbul where he was born and raised. Ayperi on the other hand is the outsider who will turn Riza's life upside down, as well as everything he knows and is familiar with. This is the story of two young people nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood. 

Directed by BURAK AKSAK

Turkish with English Subtitles

Popcorn and soda will be served! 

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

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

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Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.