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Institute for Research on Women & Gender: "Coffee Futures"

Monday, February 11, 2013
12:00 AM
2239 Lane Hall 204 South State Street

A documentary film, "Coffee Futures" (2009, 22-min., color, Turkish with English subtitles) weaves together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune-telling with Turkey's decades-long attempt to join the European Union, revealing the textures of a society whose fate has long been nationally and internationally debated.

It investigates the collective psychology of anticipating an uncertain national future. "Coffee Futures" is the first in a series of short ethnographic films that explore contemporary Turkish politics through the prism of the everyday life of women.

Kathryn Babayan, Zeynep Gursel, Muge Gocek