Miracle Worker 104 Years Old

  • April 13, 2018 / 13:30

Director: Nurdan Arca
Turkey, 2018, 45’, color, b&w, Turkish with English subtitles
 

Scientist Muazzez Ilmiye Çığ is 104 years old. She was born at the start of World War I. Her arduous life story is a witness account of our country in the 20th century. She is a grand sycamore trusted upon us by the founding generation of the Republic. First, she became a teacher. Then, she became one of the first female students to attend the newly established Faculty of Language, History, and Geography at Ankara University. She graduated as a Sumerologist. Throughout her entire life she studied the Sumerians, who gave humanity cuneiform writing and history. To this day she still gives talks. She overcame all sorts of hardships through joy of life, persistence and hard work. She stood tall with her thoroughly lived life and her boundless knowledge and wisdom. This documentary is made to introduce the tenacity of Muazzez Ilmiye Çığ to the youth of our day.

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