Director: Rojda Akbayır
Turkey, 2018, 81’, color, Turkish, French with Turkish, English subtitles
 

The documentary Fragments is the story of a journey that the director took in order to piece together her personal history, to confront her family, and settle old scores with her father. The documentary examines the notions of family, immigration, and confrontation. In this emotional journey, the director faces not only her own past but also the recent history of Turkey.

Araf

Araf

Another Train Gıdı Gıdı

Another Train Gıdı Gıdı

Gone with the Hazelnuts

Gone with the Hazelnuts

Süreyya the Kitman

Süreyya the Kitman

Her First

Her First

Fragments

Fragments

Sarajevo March

Sarajevo March

Schildkröten Panzer

Schildkröten Panzer

Local TV

Local TV

Zavar, The Kid And Partridges

Zavar, The Kid And Partridges

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Symbols

Symbols

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.