Meditopos Film Screening: Öteki Kasaba (The Other Town)


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  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 11/29/2012
  • Time: 06:00PM - 08:00PM

  • Location: North Quad, room 2435

  • The Other Town Website
  • Description:

    The Other Town takes us on a journey through the pages of Greek and Turkish history as experienced through the perceptions, assumptions, and memories of the inhabitants of two specific towns: Birgi, in western Turkey; and Dimitsana, in the central Peloponnese. These communities are rich in memories about the “Other,” built upon a history of occupation (Birgi by the Greek army, Dimitsana by the Ottomans).

    The filmmakers, Hercule Millas and Nefin Dinç, ask key questions: how is history taught in schools; how is the “Other” presented during national festivities; what do local officials think and say about the conflict and the past; what are the perceptions and the prejudices of the laymen and of children; and what do the museums exhibit as history?

    The screening will be followed by an open discussion, led by Nefin Dinç.

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