Growing up Married: A Documentary about Forced Marriages in Turkey

1 December 2017, 12:00
Cambridge campus

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Join us for a special screening and Q & A with Dr Eylem Atakav, director of Growing up Married: A Documentary about Forced Marriages in Turkey. Growing up Married focuses on the stories of child brides from Turkey, recollecting their memories as adults. It explores the consequences of forced marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates about this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue, which has often been discursively silenced.

Dr Eylem Atakav is a Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at the University of East Anglia where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern Media. She is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012), and frequently writes on issues around gender and culture for the Huffington Post. She has recently contributed to a House of Lords report on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.

Event Details

1 December 2017, 12:00
Cambridge campus
LAB 003

No booking is required.