Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

BROTHER’S KEEPER

Directed by Ferit Karahan

Turkey, 2021, 1h 25min, DCP, In Turkish and Kurdish with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A tough lesson about the ruthless inertia of bureaucracy”
The Playlist

“A compelling accumulation of small moments that loom with volatility”
Sight & Sound

“Grows more compelling with each layer of culpability that is unpeeled”
Screen International

We will be joined by Jeanette Okur, Assistant Professor of Instruction (Turkish literature, film, language), in Middle Eastern Studies at the Univ. of Texas at Austin.

This highly acclaimed new film is set at a remote boarding school in the Anatolian region of Turkey where a Kurdish pupil contracts a mysterious illness and his best friend tries to secure treatment against the stultifying tide of bureaucracy.

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