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Zahit Mungan – Chasing the Kite

Zahit Mungan, who was born and raised in Mardin and a fan of kites since his childhood, has been chasing a dream for years. Zahit, who combines local figures and motifs with the kites, organizes workshops so that children can also learn how to make a kite.

Zahit Mungan, who contributes to the development of children's imagination and motor skills with his workshops, literally lives a life ‘chasing the kite’. Aiming to increase the interest of children in traditional games with the training he provides and to decrease their screen time, Zahit pays attention to the use of low-cost materials in the workshops. He contributes to the branding of the city with the Mardin Kite Festival which has been held since 2016. Kites flying from the roofs of the traditional Mardin houses are a visual spectacle for the participants from all over the world.

Zahit Mungan pursued kites to share children's dreams and to keep the culture of the city alive. He organized numerous workshops with hundreds of children and touched their lives with his kites. Not only he made a difference in children’s lives but also his work on the protection and promotion of the culture of Mardin sets a precedent for the whole country.

Season 11 - Epsiode 5

Date: 8.7.2020

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