Turkey and Islam in France and Europe: Migrant cultural memory on screen and page
The workshop will start by focusing on a recent film about arranged marriages in Turkey written by a Turkish-French film director. Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s 2015 film Mustang won the César awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Music, and Best First Feature Film. The film raises the issues of women’s rights, faith, cinema, family, cultural identity, and migration in France and Turkey. Other films by Turkish-German and Turkish-Italian film directors will be introduced, as well as migrant literature from France, Italy, and Germany. The multiple award-winning Turkish-French novelist Nedim Gursel will speak on medieval perceptions of the prophet Mohammed. A screening of Mustang and a debate will follow in the afternoon.
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory