I may be in Turkish overload at present. The two assignments I am spending a lot of time with at the moment are both centred around Turkey and Turkish culture.
My Final Project is about a half-English, half-Turkish girl who is trying to make herself belong through belly dancing.
My dissertation is all about the identity of Turkish Cinema and where it is headed.
So here is a slight revision of the original synopsis. A few things have been simplified and explained after pitching it to a couple of people.
I've lost the panic attacks, the emphasis on the strained relationship with her father and her mother dies later in Asli's life, giving her more of a connection with her Turkish side.
While Murat slackens off seeing her, she teaches herself to dance and eventually performs at a party where Murat and his family will be in the hope that Murat's family will accept her. Although everyone accepts she can dance as well as or even better than a Turk, Murat's family still don't want her involved with their son. Asli then discovers that they have betrothed Murat to a Turkish girl in Turkey, which means he is as good as married. Despite being heartbroken, Asli has found peace with her identity and sense of belonging through her dance.
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The Joy Luck Club
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To Do List
- Finish the script! (*Getting there!)
- Casting! (*no luck yet)