Film Screening: On the Way to School


Mon, 08/05/2019 - 7:00pm to Tue, 05/24/2022 - 5:14pm


Free and Open to the Public: Film Screening of On the Way to School.


One the Way to School is about one year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country. The film witnesses the communication problem emphasizing the loneliness of a teacher in a different community and culture; and the changes brought up by his presence into this different community. The film chronicles one school year, starting from September 2007 until the departure of the teacher for summer holiday in June 2008. During this period, they begin to know and understand each other mutually and slowly.


Date: August 5th, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Integrated Learning Center (ILC) 130, The University of Arizona 

1500 E. University Blvd., Bldg. 70

Tucson, AZ 85721