Council on Middle East Studies Cinema: “Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul”

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Council on Middle East Studies Cinema presents a film screening:

“Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul.” 

Hosted by: Selim Tiryakiol & Oğuzhan Yangöz, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul is a documentary which takes the viewer through the music scene in modern Istanbul and in addition portrays the country’s rich cultural life. German avant-garde musician Alexander Hacke fell in love with Turkish music while working on the earlier Fatih Akin film Head-On. Hacke returned to Istanbul with Akin documenting the journey through Turkey’s music landscape, from the grunge-influenced rock of Duman and multicultural hip-hop of Ceza, to the classical pop of regional icons such as Orhan Gencebay and Sezen Akzu. The film reveals a country defined by its geographic situation between East and West, and despite influences from America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, one that shows its own distinctive identity.

Directed by: Fatih Akin (Turkey) 2005

Open to: 
General Public