Director: Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen
Netherlands, 2011, 83’, Color,
Swahili, French, Lingala with English and Turkish subtitles
The film tells the story of the young, courageous human rights lawyer Claudine, who lives in the Congo, and her struggle to combat injustice and immunity. Claudine is investigating the case of a soldier who’s been convicted, she suspects wrongly, of rape. The soldier was found guilty without any evidence. In her quest for justice, Claudine reveals the existence of a system in which the most basic principles of law are completely ignored.
Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.
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.
Published as part of Pera Learning programs, “The Little Yellow Circle (Küçük Sarı Daire)” is a children’s book written by Tania Bahar and illustrated by Marina Rico, offering children and adults to a novel learning experience where they can share and discover together.
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