Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

COMMITMENT HASAN

Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu

Turkey, 2021, 2h 27min, DCP, In Turkish with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Tue, Feb 21

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

In Turkey’s entry to the 2023 Oscar race, we are drawn into the world of a farmer (Umut Karadag) who tends to his land until a particularly galling bureaucratic outrage draws him into a standoff as well as a reflection about the way his and his countrymen’s faith is tried by the modern world.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Our annual Children of Abraham/Ibrahim series continues to look at films from an area rich in tumultuous history, art, and literature but often mired in war and misunderstanding among the three religions that trace their roots back to a shared progenitor — Abraham/Ibrahim. Filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa, and the diasporic communities continue to hunt for a common humanity. We share in their efforts with our screening series, enhanced by guests and discussions. Films are selected from the most recent releases in Middle Eastern cinema. Presented in partnership with the University of Texas Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member from the department.

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