Tradition of sacrifice in Muslim community in Turkey dates back to prophet Abraham’s obedience in God’s demand to sacrifice his son Isaac. He passes God's test and proves his loyalty, so God sends him a ram to sacrifice instead. Since then, Muslim community celebrates this event by sacrificing animals during Sacrifice holiday where meat gets donated to the poor.
In Turkey, this tradition still continues. Differences between rural and metropolitan regions make us think about the animal industrialisation as a whole, whereas the custom itself invites us to question the very notion of devotion.
Cities are us ( Dir. Sule Nisancioglu)
This documentary tells the fascinating and often neglected story of Turkish baths in the UK by exploring the importance and meaning of these facilities to current local communities and their reasons for fighting for their renovations.
The film explores why the baths were closed, why it was important for the community to keep it open and search for clues in others as to what makes us feel attached to buildings.
Although the community interest is the main focus, the film also touches upon the involvement and role of others in bringing back to life the Newcastle Baths as well as the innovative partnerships to keep the baths open.