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Journey to the Sun (1999)
"Günese yolculuk" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 February 2001 (USA)
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Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »

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Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon his release a week later, he becomes an outcast marked as a Kurd, losing his apartment, his job, and eventually his girl friend, Arzu. When a Kurdish friend, Berzan is killed in a street protest triggered by a hunger strike, Mehmet takes a trek to return the body to Berzan's home village near the Iraqi border, and learns why so many Kurds are refugees. Written by Maple-2

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I am using this in my class on Turkey
25 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I teach Turkish language and culture at the undergraduate level here in Washington, mostly for Corporate and US government employees being posted to Turkey.

This is the most beautifully shot and elegant piece of Turkish cinema to date and an excellent introduction to Turkey.

I notice one or two right wing nationalists calling it propaganda comparing it to Midnight Express. That sentiment is by people who simply can't stand anything but a glowing picture of the government.

Highly recommended for anyone considering learning more about our culture.


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