Special Film Showing and Discussionwith Filmmaker Zeynep Gürsel

Start: May 28, 2014 06:30 PM

Location: A V Hill Lecture Theatre, UCL (131 Medical Sciences), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Coffee Futures (Neyse Halim Çiksin Falim)

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 6:30pm
A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre, UCL (131 Medical Sciences)


Coffee Futures weaves together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune-telling with Turkey’s decades-long attempt to join the European Union, revealing the textures of a society whose fate has long been nationally and internationally debated.  It investigates the collective psychology of anticipating an uncertain national future.

Filmmaker Zeynep Devrim Gürsel is an anthropologist and assistant professor in the department of International Studies at Macalester College.  She is the director and co-producer of Coffee Futures (2009), the first in a series of short ethnographic films that explore contemporary Turkish politics through the prism of the everyday lives of women.

All are welcome, free of charge.

For questions, please contact Dr Ruth Mandel, r.mandel@ucl.ac.uk