I translated this famous scene from a Turkish movie as a gift to March for Science Australia, March for Science Denmark and March for Science Norway because they were the first ones to follow March for Science Turkey on Twitter.
It’s also a gift for March for Science Charleston because they accepted me as their official Turkish translator. [*]
The actor is Kadir İnanır. He is playing Ali in the movie Ceza (1974) which means Punishment. Here is the full movie.
Işık Barış Fidaner
[*] Unlike March for Science DC who kicked me out of their secret Facebook group banning me forever from their group [+] just because they felt like it. [♢]
[+] I’m managing a white list of non-hierarchical #ScienceMarch accounts to deal with this extremely savage and primitive behaviour that came from the least expected party. [-]
[-] Or are they really the least expected party? [%]
[%] Never forget Aaron Swartz. Never forgive those who had left him alone.
[♢] TO HELL WITH THEM!!! GOD DAMN SCIENCEMARCHDC!!!
Man: You know brother, I thought you like science and knowledge, books, calculations, I thought you as quiet as a mouse. If we leave here tomorrow, how will you study? So many books, files and stuff…
Ali: To hell with all of it. We studied for humanity, they threw us to the streets. To hell with atomic physics, to hell with professorship. From now on, I’ll be another man.
Man: What kind of other man?
Ali: A man more cruel, more merciless than those who pushed my father to the grave. So, god damn atomic physics, god damn professorship.
Man: You are a scientist, brother. What other trade do you know?
Ali: But I will learn.
Man: You will learn what?
Ali: To gamble, to be a scoundrel, to be a prick.
Ali: Good morning professor.
Professor: Oh! Good morning Ali… What happened to your hair and your beard?
Ali: I cut them, professor.
Ali: Unfortunately, we won’t be able to study, because I am leaving.
Ali: I decided to quit this profession.
Ali: I will leave aside the calculations of the space, to deal with the calculations of the world.
Ali: I am changing my profession, professor.
Ali: The profession to be a scoundrel, to gamble, to act immorally. Maybe I was a fool until today, professor. Now I’ll get smart. I am resigning, if you’ll excuse me…
Professor: Yes but Ali!..
Ali: No, don’t look at me like that, I did not go crazy or something.
English: Işık Barış Fidaner