Screening: Hermana

Salt Galata

May 13, 2017 14.00

Hermana Larissaaraz 2016 1960’larda Ankara, Kızılay’da açılan Markiz ve Venüs mağazalarının Larissa Araz tarafından çekilmiş fotoğrafları (Enver Arcak’ın izniyle)
Photographs taken by Larissa Araz of the Markiz and Venüs stores opened in Kızılay in the 1960s (Courtesy Enver Arcak)
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Screening: Hermana (2017)

Director: Enver Arcak
28 minutes
Turkish and English; English subtitles

Panel (organized in Turkish)

The history of the Jewish population in Ankara extends from BC in the second century. During the mass migrations of the 15th and 20th centuries, the city witnessed a significant population increase of the community. Enver Arcak’s 2017 documentary film Hermana unfolds their little known social and economic life in the 20th century, through the stories of those individuals who migrated from Ankara to Istanbul and various towns in Israel.

Following the screening and a short Q&A session with the director, the program will continue with a panel analyzing this history from various perspectives. Organized by Istanbul Bilgi University Study Group on Jewish Communities in Turkey in collaboration with SALT, the panel will be held in Turkish.

The documentary film Hermana was produced from Arcak’s recent project supported by SALT Research Dr. Mehmet Bozdoğan Fund in 2016. Premiered at the 28th Ankara International Film Festival, the film will be screened in Istanbul for the first time at SALT Galata.