Intensive Care

Intensive Care, 2001
8 mm film

“With the contradiction between the calm and peaceful expression on the face of the five-year-old boy and his circumcision, which I filmed from close by. He is still proud to be initiated as a man, despite the fact that he must have been in pain and afraid. Through the circumcision he becomes a man, and men never cry. His eyes almost pierce through the projection screen, and all of these contradictions come together simultaneously. On seeing his face there is no need for further explanation.”

— Hatice Guleryuz