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Iki Dil Bir Bavul - On the Way to School

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Moynihan Middle Eastern Studies Program presents the Film: iki Dil Bir Bavul - On the Way to School

One  year  in  the  life  of  a  Turkish  teacher, teaching   the   Turkish   language   to   Kurdish children  in  a  remote  village  in  Turkey.  The children  can't  speak  Turkish,  the  teacher  can't speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country. On the Way to School is a film about a Turkish teacher who is alone in a village  as  an  authority  of  the  state,  and  about his  interaction  with  the  Kurdish  children  who have  to  learn  Turkish.  The  film  witnesses  the communication    problem    emphasizing    the loneliness    of    a    teacher    in    a    different community   and   culture;   and   the   changes brought  up  by  his  presence  into  this  different community    during    one    year.    The    film chronicles   one   school   year,   starting   from September   2007   until   the   departure   of   the teacher   for   summer   holiday   in   June   2008. During  this  period,  they  begin  to  know  and understand each other mutually and slowly.

Directed by : Özgür Doğan & Orhan Eskiköy

Year: 2008

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

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