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Sephardic language and cuisine at Istanbul Film Festival

The documentary ‘A Fading Language, a Fading Cuisine” will be screened at 36th Istanbul Film Festival
Sephardic language and cuisine at Istanbul Film Festival

At the “Special Screening” section of 36th Istanbul Film Festival this year, a special documentary about Turkey’s fading cultural values will be screened. 

Written and directed by journalist Deniz Alphan the documentary “A Fading Language, a Fading Cuisine” depicts the Ladino language used by few Turkish Sephardic Jews and Sephardic food culture. 

Narrated by Prof. İlber Ortaylı, Aylin Oney Tan, Karen Gerson Sarhon, Mario Levi, Eliza Pinhas, Yossi Yusuf Pinhas, Mari Benmayor, Gila Benmayor, Soli Ozel, Claudia Roden, Yalcin Turkoglu and Mehmet Tanrikulu the documentary reveals the cultural evolution due to changing living conditions through various testimonials.  At the same time the documentary includes highlights from Sephardic cuisine. 

 

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