As part of the 10th edition of the Turkish Film Week, organized by the “Yunus Emre” Institute in Sarajevo, the movie “Grain of Wheat” was shown in the Novi Grad cinema on Monday, which focuses on the life of a person with disabilities and member of the Turkish parliament, Serkan Bayram, Anadolia reports.
This year’s Turkish Film Week opened last night in the Novi Grad cinema, in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will last until May 10.
The cinema hall was full tonight, and the screening was attended by Serkan Bayram, Ambassador of Turkey to Bosnia and Herzegovina Sadik Babur Girgin, Mayor of Novi Grad Municipality Semir Efendić, assistant to the president of the “Yunus Emre” Institute Abdullah Kutlamis Yalcin, coordinator of the “Yunus Emre” Institute in Sarajevo Mehmet Akif Yaman and numerous Sarajevo citizens.
The film “Grain of Wheat”, by Dogan Umit Karaca, tells about the life of Serkan Bayram, who fights against injustice and marginalization. Even as a baby, he lost his hands in a fire, but with great efforts he managed to overcome numerous obstacles in life. He became a successful lawyer, then a member of the Trusian parliament, and an exemplary husband and family man. With his fight against injustice and marginalization, he became the hope of many people with disabilities.
“‘A Grain of Wheat’ is a film that treats 48 years of my life, but a film that shows only 1 percent of my life’s struggle,” Bayram told Anatolia after tonight’s screening.
He expressed satisfaction with the fact that the film about his life was shown to the audience in Sarajevo, and noted that it has been shown in almost 25 countries so far.
“My wish is that ‘Grain of Wheat’ is hope for everyone. If you ask me what the main message of this movie is, it is: ‘The loser is not the one who fell, but the one who gave up.'”
In the following days, adults as well as children will be able to watch great Turkish productions such as “Akif” and “Song of our village”.
Daily screenings for adults are shown from 19:00, while films for children will be broadcast from 11:00. All screenings are free, and tickets can be collected from the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo and the Institute “Yunus Emre” Sarajevo.
In the City Arena in Zenica, on Tuesday, May 9, the tenth jubilee “Children’s Festival” will be held, where, in addition to a rich cultural and artistic program, the singer Amel Ćurić will perform in front of thousands of children from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The events “Turkey Days”, “Turkish Film Week” and “Children’s Festival” are organized by the Turkish Institute “Yunus Emre” Sarajevo, under the auspices of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Herzegovina. Entrance to all events is free.
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