Evcilik / Playing House Turkish Cultural Alliance Chicago

March 11th. 7p - In almost every corner of the world, children ‘play house’ which is fictionalized by their families and traditions.  The film tells the story of four characters who married early and suffered the serious consequences of early marriage. With English subtitles.


Tickets $10


03/11/13 - 03/11/13

7p


7p March 11th - In almost every corner of the world, children ‘play house’ which is fictionalized by their families and traditions. This film deals with the early marriage problem which most people think is in the past, but still hurts many lives. The film tells the story of four characters who married early and suffered the serious consequences of early marriage.


According to studies, even today, 50 percent of all marriages in Turkey are early marriages. Early marriages don't happen in one specific region or country. It is a problem of all regions and countries.  International treaties consider early marriages as child abuse, a human rights violation and a public health issue.  One character in our film says: “Was it marriage? Were people lined up to torture me or was it something else? I still don’t know.”  


Director- Bingol Elmas graduated from the radio, Television and Cinema Department of Mamara University.  In 1997 she won the fist and second prizes and Special Jury award for best best news report program with er projects at MIHA (Marmara Universit News Agency).  She worked as a reporter in various national television channels between 199-2001 as well as directo's assitant in TV programs.  She also worked in the Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB) for eight years, the only professional union in the field of documenary.  "CicadAnt", her first documentary film has been screened in many festivals and won Best Documentary Award at 2nd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.


Selected Festivals and Awards
!F Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turkey
Sinemardin, Turkey
Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
Flying Broom International Women’s Films Festival, Turkey

Director
Bingol Elmas

Tags: Film, Rest Of The World, 2014