Documentary Screening: 7 Doors

Film - Documentary | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Mehmet Mim Kurt

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Seven Doors

In the political context of Turkey, the education system has deteriorated by the year, morphed into the object of vain experiments to the detriment of the youth. The Seven Doors documents seven students, who alongside their teacher, attempt to develop an alternative education model where reading, thinking, discussion and attempts of understanding are upheld in place of conflictual ideologies.
The Seven Doors offers a unique insight into present-day Turkey through the readings and discussions of these seven students yearning for an urgent alternative in the education system, as political tensions kept increasing and governmental pressure on academia became heavier.

Mehmet Mim Kurt is a scholar, filmmaker, and human rights activist from Turkey. His research lies at the intersection of political science, sociology, and anthropology with a specific focus on political Islam and civil society in Kurdish Turkey and among the Turkish diaspora in Europe and the USA. He is a Marie Curie Global Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Yale University and currently on a short-term residency at Stanford University Humanities Center as Christopher Family International Visitor, 2018-19.