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I Saw the Sun (2009)
"Günesi gördüm" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 2009 (Turkey)
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In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to ... See full summary »

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In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of Istanbul. While Haydar and Isa Altun decide to stay in Turkey with their young children, Davut Altun and his family migrate north to Norway, enlisting the help of smugglers. They eventually reach their destination and find work in a supermarket, but life as refugees proves relentless. Back in Istanbul, Haydar watches over the family as his wife undergoes an operation due to pregnancy complications. Their son makes friends with a group of transvestites, helping him to understand why he has felt different all of his life. While liberating, his newfound identity is seen as a disgrace to the rest of his family, leading him to flee from the abuse it produces. Written by Robert Mankin IV

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Peace and Harmony
20 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie made me aware of all the sufferings the Kurdish people went through and how strong and tough they have to be in order to survive all this hardship.

In the mean time two thumbs up for this new Turkish government that finally took the initiative and recognized the problem and took the first step to bring peace to Turkey so the Turks and Kurds can live in peace. Turkey's resources must be used to improve people's lives and not to be used for more destruction.

Finally a big thank you for Mahsun Kirmizigul and everyone who helped to make this movie especially the beautiful children for this eye opening experience.


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