Boston Turkish Film Festival

A FADING LANGUAGE, A FADING CUISINE
Kaybolan Bir Dil, Kaybolan Bir Mutfak

Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak | A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine

The documentary chronicles the progressive loss of the centuries-old language and food culture of the Jewish community that immigrated to the Ottoman Empire from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492.  The film opens with a display of photographs illustrating both the pleasant and the troublesome times of Sephardic families in Turkey. Academics, writers, and native speakers talk about the extinction of the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language and the simultaneous loss of Sephardic culinary practices.


SELECTED FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey: Special Screening
  • 20th Rendezvous Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey


DENİZ ALPHAN

Deniz AlphanDeniz Alphan is a journalist. She worked as the editor-in-chief of the weekend supplements of two daily newspapers, Sabah and Milliyet. She retained the same position in the Vizyon magazine for about twenty years. She has also worked as a copywriter and as a commercial director. She is the writer of two books, Dina’s Kitchen and There is a Man in the Kitchen. Her documentary, A Fading Language, a Fading Cuisine is her first experience in filmmaking. She was born in İstanbul (1947) and still lives there..


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018
12:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

In Competition

Directed by Deniz Alphan
Doc. / 57' 22" / 2017

Featuring: İlber Ortaylı, Aylin Öney Tan, Karen Gerşon, Şarhon, Mario Levi, Eliza Pinhas, Yossi Yusuf Pinhas, Mari Benmayır, Gila Benmayor, Soli Özel, Caludia Roden, Yalçın Türkoğlu, Mehmet Tanrıkulu

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