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YEE 55th International Zagreb Folklore Festival

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Zagreb Yunus Emre Institute is participating in 55th International Zagreb Folklore Festival to represent Turkey. Within the scope of YEE events, the screening of the famous Turkish director Pelin Esmer's Queen Lear documentary was held on July 1, 2021. Photographer Mustafa Gümüş's photography exhibition "Following the Nomads", in which Sarıkeçili Yoruks (Turkish Nomads in Anatolia) was framed, will be opened on 14 July 2021 at the Travno Cultural Center in Zagreb.

The 55th International Zagreb Folklore Festival is being held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with the participation of Yunus Emre Institute, between 26 June and 1 August 2021. At the festival, where Zagreb Yunus Emre Enstitüsü represents Turkey, the documentary of the famous Turkish director Pelin Esmer named Queen Lear was screened at the Travno Cultural Center. Photography artist Mustafa Gümüş's Photo Exhibition Following the Yoruks  is just a few days away from art lovers.


Ünlü yönetmen Pellin Esmer'in Kraliçe Lear belgeselinin gösterimi 1 Temmuz 2021 günü saat 20.00'da gerçekleşti. Kraliçe Lear filmi, Mersin Arslanköylü kadınlardan oluşan bir tiyatro grubunun Toroslar'da çıktığı bir aylık turneyi ve yol esnasında Shakespeare'in 'Kral Lear' oyununun, Kraliçe Lear’a dönüşme hikayesini anlatıyor. Festival katılımcıları belgesel gösterimini ücretsiz olarak seyretti. 

The screening of the Queen Lear documentary by the famous director Pellin Esmer took place on July 1, 2021 at 20.00. Queen Lear tells the story of a theater group made up of women from Arslanköy, Mersin on a one-month tour in the Taurus Mountains and the transformation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' into Queen Lear during the journey. Festival participants watched the screening of the documentary for free. 




The exhibition, in which photographer Mustafa Gümüş framed the photographs of Sarıkeçi Yörüks (Nomads), will open on 14 July 2021 at the Travno Cultural Center in Zagreb.

The main subject of the exhibition, The Sarikechili, is a Yoruk-Turkmen Oba(Nomad Group) belonging to the Kayi Tribe of the Bozok branch of the Oghuz people. This nomad group, who came to Anatolia from Central Asia, live in many parts of our country today. However, some of them still live in the Taurus Mountains thanks to the favorable climate of Mersin, Karaman and Konya. The people of Sarıkeçi, who descend to the coastal part of Mersin's Gülnar district and its surroundings during the winter months, set out to migrate to the highlands of Konya and Karaman when the spring arrives. A large part of the Sarıkeçili tribe, which established their homeland after an average 45-day journey of approximately 500 kilometers, has been settled. The exhibition will remain open until August 31, 2021. Exhibition entries will be free.