Director: Ensar Altay
Turkey, USA, 2018, 76’, color
English with Turkish subtitle
Mohamed Bzeek, originally from Libya, moved to the U.S in 1978 for the university but stayed after getting married to Dawn, a foster mom for terminally ill children. Together they looked after 80 terminally ill children. His wife passed away in 2015, yet he continues to care for the girl that they adopted together, Samantha, a little girl who suffers from anencephaly-the absence of a major portion of the brain which results in her being deaf and blind. Mohamed must attend to her constantly throughout the day with her many needs and must always be alert. Samantha is almost seven now, and Mohamed wants to celebrate this success with a birthday party. However, it may not turn out as planned and may lead to a new dilemma.
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.
In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.
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