OUTS presents a seminar on "Child Brides" by Eylem Atakav, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. The seminar will include a documentary film "Growing up Married" and following Q&A session.
Free for Oxford University Turkish Society members Non members: 3 pounds
Growing Up Married is a documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced.
About the filmmaker: Dr Eylem Atakav is Senior Lecturer in Film and 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 editor of Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013). Growing Up Married is her first exposure to filmmaking. She is currently co-leading an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project entitles British [Muslim] Values.