• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Maria FORMOLA

  • Dates: 1 January 2010

Music has a catchy beat. Men are straight and firm, the young women pretty and the mature women fierce. Many shots of stone walls and doors and conversations in doorways. There is a rite of passage in progress that involves the whole village that contrasts in rhythm to the private events. The men are allowed to fight and the women placate and work beneath the public eye tho the older one is fierce. When the groom is called out he appears as an innocent youth who is untroubled by anything. The older men are bringing him into the male fraternity. There is an argument between mother and father and brother and sister of the bride and a deep shameful indiscretion is revealed that could result in tragedy.

Marriage, Doorway, Shame