An Introduction to A Gift From God from Co-Director Jørgen Lorentzen

Hosted by SDFF Co-Director Jean McGlothlin

Filmmaker Jørgen Lorentzen introduces the 2019 film he co-directed with Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, A Gift From God for its SDFF 2021 screening. A Gift From God investigates the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has been described as the bloodiest in Turkey’s history. Through the film, Lorentzen attempts to shed light on this event, and its staggering circumstances, which resonate with ongoing political conflicts in the present day.


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