11TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Anatolia
 
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DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

   

In Competition

THE RESTORER

Directed by Selcuk Oksuzoglu

Documentary. 2005, 44 minutes 
In English

The Restorer is an anthropological documentary about a Turkish-Armenian immigrant, Zeron Ayvazian, an antique rug restorer, living in New York City. Zeron tries to restore old carpets in a city where modern sensibilities and a post 9/11 economy threaten to destroy his traditional handcraft, which has been passed down for generations in his native Anatolia.

The film demonstrates the day-to-day economic consequences of a post 9/11 America on the life of a middle-class immigrant who unwillingly gives up his American Dream.
 

  
Director SELCUK OKSUZOGLU


He has graduated from the Bosphorus University with a degree in sociology; from the Hunter College, CUNY with Master of Arts degree in Film and Media; from the Stanford University in California Film, Mass Media Institute.

Filmography:

The Restorer
The Garden of Rudy Guilliani
Musician of the Turkish Community
Wildcat
The Dream
Manhattan Kabab
 

  

Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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