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Didem Pekün: two films

'Araf' and 'Disturbed Earth'

August 24, 2022
Wednesday at 5.30pm
To register please email Dr Ines Aščerić-Todd

Faculty of Islamic Studies of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Two films by Turkish film artist Didem Pekün will be screened during the seminar ‘Travellers in Ottoman Lands’

ARAF | 2018 | 43 minutes | Turkey /Greece /Bosnia & Hertzegovina
Araf is an essayistic road movie and diary of a ghostly character, Nayia, who travels between Srebrenica and Sarajevo to Mostar. She has been in exile since the war and returns for the 22nd memorial of the Srebrenica genocide. The film follows her diary notes of the journey which merge with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus – Icarus being the name given to the winner of a bridge diving competition in her home country. More…

DISTURBED EARTH | 2021 | 29 minutes | Surround Sound
Disturbed Earth is a theatrical performance rehearsal shot in one day. Behind closed doors, the world’s leading diplomats and military experts are ineffective, and reluctant about the fate of an entire people, despite all reports from the field and corresponding evidence. The men deliberate, sending messages and directions to other officials, but no decisions are ever made. The tragedy unfolds elsewhere as the final genocide of the twentieth century transpires under the guardianship of the United Nations in 1995 in Srebrenica. More…

Entry by donation. To register please contact Dr Ines Aščerić-Todd or Dr Aid Smajić

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