Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola
“Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola” follows two Turkish American teenagers, Özlem and Ada, who decide to fast for Ramadan for the first time. The twist is that their immigrant parents, in an effort to assimilate in an ethnically and religiously homogeneous American suburb in the Midwest, left traditions like fasting for Ramadan behind in Turkey. Özlem and Ada, desperate to connect with the culture of their ancestors, must hide their fast from their parents. Through strategic planning and a few hiccups along the way, Özlem and Ada successfully maneuver around their parents, culturally clueless neighbors, and grumbling stomachs to make it through a day of fasting and evening of feasting.
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Somiran Gupta, Kristin Licciardello, Florencia Linares, Janshaaz Kahn, Ritika Gawande
Karine Benzaria, Jordan Hart, Amy Omar
Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Lucie Solène Allouche, Sam Rosentrater, Sevin Ceviker, Reza Nader, Chris Richards
Costume Designer: Jesca Alfano, Hair and Makeup Artist : Agnes Lin, Casting Director: Andrew Dahreddine, 1st AD: Cameron Morton, 2nd AD: John White; James Louise, 1st AC: Max Batchelder; Julia Cryster, 2nd AC: Isabella VanKesteren, Assistant Editor: Greg Molinaro, Colorist: James Honaker, Made possible by: WAVE grant
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English / Turkish with English Subtitles