Turkish Coffee

Coffee Without Borders

There is a saying in Turkish, “Bir fincan acı kahvenin kırk yıl hatırı vardır” which translates roughly to “One bitter cup of coffee forms a bond lasting 40 years.

This Texas documentary unfolds as an exchange between an asylum-seeker from Turkey and the Italian American filmmaker over coffee brewed traditionally in a Turkish ibrik and served in Italian espresso cups. Before the future-telling coffee grounds are reached at the bottom of the cups, told are the bittersweet experiences of leaving home and navigating the intercultural exchanges of a new place and its peoples.

Respecting the wishes of the film’s subject, this film is not available for public viewing. Please contact Cristoforo for more information.

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