Turkey, Yilmaz Güney/Serif Gören, 1982
Imprisoned in 1974 with a sentence of 24 years, director Güney continued to write scripts, directed by others, while still in prison. In 1981 he escaped to Switzerland, where he edited Yol, which had been filmed by a collaborator while he was still in prison. Yol ( e Road) recounts the stories of five prisoners on leave as they travel to remote areas of Turkey. Each one returns to a world dominated by feudal tradition where family “honor” imposes obligations on the men, all revolving around the oppression of women who have “dishonored” the family.
The speaker for Yol will be Professor Nebahat Avcioglu of the Hunter College Art department.
Light food and drink provided.
(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)
PSC-CUNY Union Hall