The Circumcision 
A Celebration in the Mountains of Turkey
NDR Länder Menschen Abenteuer
45 min., Turkey, FRG

Just a few kilometers inland from the modern tourist centers along the Mediterranean coast around Antalya, Turkey, begins another world... In the mountain villages of the Taurus Range, the ancient rituals of Islamic Turkey are still honored today. When the time comes for Halil, the carpenter's son, to be circumcised, a messenger goes through the village and invites the villagers to the festival – honoring a tradition that has persisted for centuries.

Halil can hardly wait for the great event to take place. While he alternates between hope and fear, the filmmakers accompany the family as they make their preparations and participate in the life of the village.