SaturDox 2012-13 Documentary Program at every Saturday DEPO Istanbul
Next Saturday, December 29: Where is My Mother Tongue? by Veli Kahraman, Turkey 2012, 61 Minutes
Elderly Mustafa realizes that his mother tongue is about to disappear and he holds himself responsible because he couldn’t teach this language to his children. During the days that he must rest due to his illness, while confronting the idea of reaching the final years of his life, he decides to record his language which is fading away. “Where is my Mother Tongue?” focuses on an actuality that can no longer be hidden after years of restrictions on speaking one’s own language even at home and on the effects of the cultural trauma created by the official policies in Turkey on a middle class family.