An Associated Film Artists Production directed by Karl Robinson, this 1950s European travelogue takes the viewer to Turkey. The film is aimed at American viewers and makes much of the fact that Turkey is an important U.S. ally. The film opens with a brief history of the country, referencing its strategic location and size, and goes on to focus on three major cities: Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa. At 2:30, a Swissair propeller airplane is shown leaving New York City for Turkey. Visitors are shown arriving in the capital city of Ankara at mark 04:35 as the camera takes in the sites of what was once an “unkempt village” but is now a thriving metropolis.Trains pass by (including old coal engines) as the narrator discusses the transportation and school systems. Women and children stroll through the marketplace at mark 08:15, visit hospitals and housing projects, and at mark 10:55 learn of “the complete emancipation of women” who in a short time emerged from complete isolation to roles in nearly every part of daily life — including participation in beauty pageants (mark 12:25). By mark 15:18 we arrive in the former capital, Istanbul, and see life in the bustling city as well as the Süleymaniye Mosque (mark 16:05) Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and Dolmabahce Palace (mark 19:00). The narrator goes on to discuss Turkey’s army and navy as well as the nation’s strategic location at the eastern end of the Meditteran Sea (mark 24:38) before launching into a discussion of recreational pursuits. Come mark 30:35, we visit Bursa and learn of its important role in the silk and tobacco industries.
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May 5, 2019 Subject:
Looking back to history.
Sadly instead of these wonderful houses skyscrapers is all around Istanbul. And our agriculture seems going for worse too. Despite all of these after watching this documentary even I wanted to visit Turkey. Even though I am living in Bursa.