We continue our Middle East Film series with Fetih 1453, directed by Faruk Aksoy, shown in Turkish language with English subtitles.
Film description: In 1453, the Byzantine capital of Constantinople is surrounded by Ottoman Turks. The city is but a shadow of its former glory due to the empire's ever receding coffers, while the Ottoman Empire continues to grow rich. After years of tolerating the existence of Byzantium, the ambitious sultan, Mehmet II launches his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in arguably the greatest siege of that age.
This series is presented by the Middle East Studies section of the OSU Library, and the NELC department, with refreshments generously supplied by the Middle East Studies Center. Please visit the Middle East Studies Library's website for information on more Arabic, Persian, and Turkish films to be shown this year.