QAIC’s Film Friday Screens “Turkish Coffee Tales of Anatolia”

In honor of the 10th Turkish Cultural Heritage Month, QAIC hosted the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation (TCLF) and the American Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) on October 21st to screen the documentary “Turkish Coffee Tales of Anatolia”.  

The documentary is composed of special shootings featuring “dibek coffee” in Mardin, “mirra coffee” in Şanlıurfa, “menengiç coffee” in Gaziantep, “saffron coffee” in Karabük, “coffee brewed on ash” in Nevşehir, “coffee brewed on sand” in Ankara, “mastic gum coffee” in Izmir and “traditional coffee” in Istanbul. 

The event also featured an extraordinary live demonstration from micro art master Hasan Kale with Turkish coffee & dessert tasting session as well as coffee ground readings. 

Thank you to all who joined us; please reserve your spot for the next Film Friday on December 16th.    

About the Artist: 

Hasan Kale is a world-renowned micro artist master, involved in painting since his early childhood, and began his career by drawing miniatures in Istanbul. One of Turkey’s most famous and talented artists, Kale uses his miniature drawing talents for his paintings, and tries to interpret miniature art with a contemporary eye. He paints on things we see, are exposed or ignored in our daily lives like rice grain, a nail, a silk cocoon, a needle, a butterfly wing. Kale considers these micro-works as a turning point for his career. As the Sun newspaper wrote, the artist, one of the world pioneers of micro art, aims to share his knowledge and experience with his audiences through his international exhibitions his “micro art world concept”. Kale, by drawing onto micro-objects, opens a new window and a perspective that builds up a new language in the art world.