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Film Screening: My Father's Wings (Babamın Kanatları)

April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Building 320, Room 105 (450 Serra Mall)

Screening & Discussion

My Father's Wings (Dir. Kivanç Sezer, 2016)

Ibrahim and his nephew Yusuf work as construction workers in a luxury house construction site in Istanbul. Ibrahim finds out that he has a severe lung cancer. On the contrary of Ibrahim who is sick and old, Yusuf is a worker who has ambition and enthusiasm for the future. Then a work accident happens in the construction site in which family of the worker is paid compensation illegally by the company and when Ibrahim gets to know, he thinks of his family. As earthquake victims they are entitled to have a house but they still need to pay it for years. However the money isn't there. The idea of suicide and his cancer would lead him to death eventually. Then the question comes about the value of a person’s life. Will it worth to die or not?

Discussant: Kivanç Sezer

This film is part of the Understanding Turkey Through Film SeriesAll films are in Turkish with English subtitles. Screenings are free & open to the public.