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SGS Summer Film Festival: Mustang

Five free-spirited teenage sisters and their classmates enjoy a day of innocent fun and games at a beach in Northern Turkey. A neighbor sees them and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior with male classmates to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all links to the modern world, like cell phones and computers, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become proper brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in this portrait of female empowerment. Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven; and co-produced by France, Germany, Turkey, and Qatar (2015).
Q&A to follow with Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Associate Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum.
This film is part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running from July 13th to September 7th. This year's festival features nine films from around that world that focus on the theme of “Youth Culture in Global Cinema.” For more information on the film festival, please visit SGS Summer 2016 Film Festival.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016. 07:00 PM


Building 320, Geology Corner


Stanford Global Studies Division, Mediterranean Studies Forum and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies




Free and open to the public. Film length 1 hr. 40 min.