FILM SCREENING: Young Wrestlers (Genç Pehlivanlar)
What: A screening of Young Wrestlers, a documentary that follows 26 adolescent boys training to be wrestlers in Turkey's Amasya province
Where: The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511)
When: Saturday, May 26, at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $5, available for purchase on eTix and Cary Theater Box Office
We are pleased to announce that ATA-NC and the Cary Theater will be screening the acclaimed 2016 documentary Young Wrestlers (in Turkish: Genç Pehlivanlar), winner of the "Special Mention Jury Kplus" Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).
The film is in Turkish with English subtitles. From the film's website:
The 26 boys living at the sports academy in the Turkish province of Amasya will endure a lot to realize their wrestling dream. In Young Wrestlers (Genç Pehlivanlar) they face the usual challenges of adolescence in a male dominated environment and contradictory contemporary Turkey.
The camera remains observational and discreet while still allowing us to experience their everyday life at close range – somewhere between camaraderie and competition.