Come watch a Turkish Yeşilçam Movie with us and observe Turkish family culture!
On Friday evening, October 21st, our KU Guide Zeynep Sıla will lead a Turkish Yeşilçam Movie Screening.
What is Yeşilçam
Yeşilçam (Green Pine) is the name of a street in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, where film production companies had offices and where movie extras and set workers used to hang out.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that people started using the name Yeşilçam to refer to the movie business and beginning from the late 1990s when private TV channels were established, people started using the name Yeşilçam only to refer to the filmmaking era between the 1960s-1980s.
Yeşilçam as a name is perfectly fit for an era where filmmaking was as challenging as it gets. Just like pine trees who stand tall during tough winters, Yeşilçam succeeded in lasting 4 decades when Turkey was struggling politically, socially, and economically. It left behind a legacy that Turkish people learned to appreciate the same way we appreciate our elders who taught us how to be better people.
You can read more about it at https://northamericaten.com/yesilcam-turkish-film-industry/, by Eda Savaseri.
Selected movie: Neşeli Günler (Joyful Days)
The movie shows the story of six siblings whose paths got crossed by chance and who try to reunite their parents years after their family decoupled as a result of divorce.
Time: October 21st, 2022, Friday between 19:45- 21:45 (7:45- 9:45 PM)
Location: ENGZ50 (Engineering Faculty, auditorium, ground floor)
Do I have to pay for anything?
No, it is free of charge!
This activity will be led by Zeynep Sıla. You can email her if you have any questions.