Zer: A film by Kazım Öz

Apr 20, 2018, 5:00 pm5:00 pm
East Pyne Room 010
GOOD Free and open to the public



Event Description

The Program in Near Eastern Studies would like to invite you to a screening of the film Zer on Friday,  April 20, 2018, at 5:00 pm in East Pyne Room 010. Seating is limited and is first come first serve. Doors open at 4:40pm for general admission.

Zer (Germany/Turkey, 113 min) is the story of Jan and Zarife, an estranged grandson and grandmother. When Zarife is brought over to New York City for cancer treatment, they begin to know each other in the course of the treatment. The bond they forge after many years end abruptly when Zarife dies. Jan, then, goes on a journey to find the song that Zarife sang to him on her deathbed. As he traces back to the song Zer, he finds himself in Dersim, Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey), amid the remnant of the massacre, and further into secrets that his grandmother had kept her entire life. 

Introduction by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University. The post-screening Q/&A with director Kazim Öz will be moderated by Cevat Dargın, PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University.

Please contact [email protected] with questions about the event.