Past Event

Umut (Hope) | Turkey through its Cinema

December 3, 2021
1:00 PM
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Umut (Hope) - dir. Yılmaz Güney & Şerif Gören, 1970

Movie poster for film Hope

Friday, December 3rd
1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

*Registered participants will be sent a link for screening the film two days before the event.

Discussants: Melis Behlil, Hamid Dabashi, Bilge Ebiri.


This event is part of the film series Turkey through its Cinema, organized by Zeynep Çelik, Richard Peña, and A. Tunç Şen and co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul.

More about the series
Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies offers a series of conversations on Turkish Cinema during the academic year 2021-2022. Bringing eminent film critics, writers, scholars, and filmmakers together, the conversations will focus on critically acclaimed films, highlighting their global significance and their power to portray Turkey's realities. The three films to be discussed in the Fall semester reflect the socio-cultural and political predicaments of Turkey since the 1960s and represent its rich cinematographic tradition.

See the full list of events here.