Near East University hosted the Turkish World Documentary Film Festival

Added On: 16 November 2018, Friday, 11:19
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Near East University hosted the Turkish World Documentary Film Festival

Near East University hosted the gala night of the documentary film titled “Turkish Mother (Türk Ana)” that shot within the scope of the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival which was commenced under the slogan “8 Countries, 8 Cities, 1 Festival”.

Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is an annual event that organized by the Turkish World Journalists Federation to bring Turkish documentary filmmakers together to exchange ideas and promote Turkish culture through their documentaries. This year, the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival was realized with the participation of universities and cinema television organizations from Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Near East University, which has participated in all Turkish World Documentary Film Festivals held so far, feels the right proud of hosting the gala night as a partner of this significant event.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the screening of “Turkish Mother” documentary film was realized at the Faculty of Communication of Near East University. The event was participated by Menderes Demir, President of the Journalists Association of the Turkish World, Professor Nedime Serakıncı, Head of Center of Excellence, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics of the Faculty of Medicine, Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, on behalf of Acting Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuran Öze, Head of the Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Associate Professor Fevzi Kasap, the Head of NEU Department of Radio Cinema and TV, faculty members, festival team, Zarif Köse, who portrayed Turkish Cypriot mother in the film, and her daughter Selen Köse Esenel.

Türk Ana (Turkish Mother), which was designed within the framework of the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival, was created by combining mother-themed scenes shot in eight Turkic countries. The documentary features scenes describing Turkish mothers from eight different countries with the point of views of eight different filmmakers.

This significant documentary film was produced under the helm of Menderes Demir, the President of the Turkish World Journalists Association. The scenes regarding Turkish Cypriot mother in the film were shot under the consultancy of Associate Professor Fevzi Kasap, the Head of NEU Department of Radio Cinema and TV, and directed by Zeyde Yalıner Örek, Faculty Member at the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of NEU Faculty of Communication, and NEU graduate Ömer Evre.

Thanks for the Project-Partnership of Near East University…
Underlining that Near East University had been the project partner for two years, the President of Turkic World Journalists Association, Menderes Demir stated that they had been carrying out the project on Turkic World Documentary film Festival and Competition for three years.

“As known, Turkic world has a wide geography spreading from East Turkestan to Europe. The Turkic world family that spreads over a wide geography, has a vast culture.To convey this culture to our own relatives with the help of documentaries and to present the values to the world is our main goal in this project. During the 3rd Turkic Documentary Film Festival that commenced under the slogan “8 countries, 8 cities”, we aimed to convey these cultural values through the joint documentary “Turkish Mother”, in which mothers from Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina portrayed Turkish mothers featuring their own cultures. Mainly the General Directorate of Cinema of Turkey and almost all General Cinema Directorates in Turkic Republics, state institutions and organizations as well as the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) supported the project” said he. He concluded his remarks by extending his appreciations to Near East University and Turkish mothers in recognition of their contributions to the project.

To introduce Our Common Cultural Values to our young people has importance…
Underlining the significant role of the project in introducing our cultural heritage that first taught in the social sciences and life sciences courses in elementary schools, Professor Serakıncı stated that there wouldn’t be a better project to promote our common cultural values by bringing the unity and solidarity to forefront.

“Promoting our own common cultural values with such activities to today’s children, young people and every individual is emotionally more effective and has more permanent effect. I would like to take this opportunity and extend my cordial appreciations to mainly the Turkish World Journalists Association President Menderes Demir for producing such a project with such an idea. Besides, I would like to thank to the project team, to those portrayed Turkish mothers and everyone who contributed and exerted effort to ensure this togetherness, to uncover some of our facts and introduce our cultural heritage and past” said she.

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