Saturday, April 4, 2020
12:00 pm–1:50 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-04-04 12:00:00 2020-04-04 13:50:00 Sevan the Craftsman: Breathing Istanbul's Magic into Jewels 04/04/2020 12:00 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Ümran Safter (2017, 71 min.). Documentary. Digital.

Best Documentary Audience Award.

Sevan the Craftsman tells the story of Sevan Bıçakcı, a maestro whose skill of transforming precious metals and gems into majestic works of art resuscitated the forgotten jewelry-making traditions of an empire, bestowing upon it a glamour previously unheard of. The film documents Sevan’s long journey as he draws inspiration from Istanbul’s magical and mesmerizing qualities to create works of unparalleled magnificence.

Followed by a Q and A with the director.

Join us for special screenings of award-winning films from the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary & Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 14th year in 2019, followed by award ceremony and a panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

Watch the trailer.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

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