PROGRAM 2022

КОНКУРСНАЯ ПРОГРАММА

В конкурсную программу входят документальные полнометражные, документальные короткометражные и игровые короткометражные фильмы.

ВНЕКОНКУРСНАЯ ПРОГРАММА

 

В секции «Панорама» будут показаны фильмы, не вошедшие в конкурсную программу фестиваля.

 

В секции «На Репите» представлены несколько фильмов из программы Московского Курдского Кинофестиваля 2021

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YOL - The Full Version (OPENING FILM)

1982 (Full Version - 2017)

Switzerland (110 min.)

a Yılmaz Güney film, directed by Şerif Gören

Genre: Drama

A breathtaking film by Yılmaz Güney about honor and passion, courage and pain, tenderness and cruelty - horror, anger, strength, love - and life. YOL has not lost its relevance since the 1980s. "YOL - The Full Version" (2017) is dedicated to what the great Turkish-Kurdish actor, writer, director and producer Yılmaz Güney could not complete in his lifetime. 

Competition program
Best Feature Film

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2021

Iran (93 min.)

Directed by: Arsalan Amiri

Genre: Drama

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In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village in Iran called Zalava claim there is a demon among them. Massoud, a young gendarmerie sergeant, who investigates this claim encounters an exorcist attempting to rid the village of the demon. When he arrests the exorcist on charges of fraud, the villagers fear and anger escalates.

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2021

Switzerland (124 min.)

Directed by: Mano Khalil

Genre: Drama

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A small village on the Syrian-Turkish border in the early 80s. A six-year-old Kurdish boy spends his first year at an Arab school and sees his little world being radically changed by an absurd nationalism. With a subtle sense of humor and satire, the film tells about childhood, in which, between dictatorship and dark drama, there were bright moments. 

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2021

Iraq, Syria (77 min.)

Directed by: Touraj Aslani

Genre: Drama

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The film portrays the forced emigration of a musician couple who live in a city on Iraq Syria border. The woman is pregnant and she is waiting for her baby’s birth. After DAESH occupies some towns in Syria and Iraq, they set out to the Turkish border with some other people to reach Europe.

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2021

Iraqi Kurdistan (71 min.)

Directed by: Ala Hoshiyar, Reza Alai

Genre: Drama

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A Peshmerga, who is a deminer in the war with Daesh, loses his hand in an accident. Later he goes to become a taxi driver. As there is no disability driver’s license, his car is seized by the police. Under his wife’s pressures to leave to Europe, the man will do anything. The script is based on a true story.

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2021

Turkey (79 min.)

Directed by: Mehmet Ali Konar

Genre: Drama

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The story is set in a tiny Kurdish village. Isa’s younger brother is murdered and brought back to his hometown. Two weeks after the funeral, his mother Zîn dreams of giving a wedding celebration for her deceased son. This strange idea sparks off a host of contradictory feelings within her, and between her and Isa and family members, who are still reeling from the trauma and grief of losing a brother.

Competition program
Best Documentary Film

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2019

Turkey (51 min.)

Directed by: Sinan Yildiz

Genre: Documentary

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Migrating to the big city is one of the general habits of the countryside. Maybe It is also a great remedy or desperation. The film tells about life in a village at the foot of Mount Sipan. In his early youth, the protagonist Burkhan Kango had to leave the village, but he returned to his native land to make a living in his fields on the outskirts, his commitment to nature through a passion he cannot give up. This passion is the most accessible raw material of nature - soil. The beauties of an ecological life are preferred by Burhan.

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2021

Syria (61 min.)

Directed by: Bawer Ogurlu

Genre: Documentary

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It is a film documentary about a life story (biography) Ronak Murad. Ronak Murad was born in 1965 in the city of Tirbespiyê in West Kurdistan of Rojava. Initially trained in the Syrian state, she moved to Aleppo to study at a university. During her university years, she became acquainted with the freedom struggle and became involved in guerrilla warfare. The years that followed were continued with both her own militant struggle and writing ten books of novels.

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2021

Turkey (56 min.)

Directed by: Ozlem Diler, Celil Badikanli

Genre: Documentary

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Casimê Celîl was born into a Yezidi Kurdish family in 1908, in a village called Kizilkule, located in Digor, Kars. The village and family life, which he longed to remember throughout his life, ends with the massacre they lived in 1918. During his long road to Erivan, Armenia, he lost all his family members. Left all alone in the city of Erivan, Casim was placed in an orphanage and was forced to change his name. To remember who he was and where he came from, he repeated the mantra “My name is Casim, I am the son of Celîl, I come from the village of Kizilkule in Digor I am a Kurd, and I am Yezidi”.

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2020

Iran (54 min.)

Directed by: Raheem Zabihi

Genre: Documentary

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The documentary is about the hard life of people who smuggle goods in order to support their families. Because of this they are forced to hike arduous mountains putting their lives on the line. The father of a household may be swept to his death by an avalanche, or hit by a soldier’s bullets.

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2021

Turkey (52 min.)

Directed by: Elif Yigit

Genre: Documentary

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The documentary is about the submersion and the demolition of Hasankeyf a historical district in Batman that has 12,000 years of legacy, because of Ilısu Dam, and about the lives of the people who had to lose their villages, homes, memories before the increase of dam water, during the process of demolition, and after it.

Competition program
Best Short Fiction Film

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2022

Turkey (20 min.)

Directed by: Ilham Bakir

Genre: Drama

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The friendship of two children, one Armenian and the other Kurd, is negatively affected by the suppression of the Armenian population by the state. Will Gaspar be able to find what he hopes to find as he returns to his village in pursuit of his childhood memories 40 years after immigrating to the US?

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2021

Iran (13 min.)

Directed by: Meryem Semedi

Genre: Drama

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This is a story about an elderly couple. The old man is a beekeeper. He decides to move north at the end of the summer. The old man's wife has Alzheimer's disease, and because of the disease, she often gets lost in different places. Their children want to send their mother to a nursing home, but the old man is not supportive and has difficulty coping with it.

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2021

Belgium (20 min.)

Directed by: Rasim Asan

Genre: Drama

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This short film tells the story of an old man. He struggles with the merciless reality of today's individualistic society. Modern man is a being who is becoming more and more alone, but at the same time showing an incredible desire to build a better life and build a successful career for himself. The hero faces this loneliness when he loses his wife and is forced to spend the rest of his pension and life in an empty house.

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2021

Germany (28 min.)

Directed by: Beston Zirian

Genre: Drama

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A seven-year-old Yezidi girl, Merjan, finds herself alone on an unknown shore. The only person in this no man's land is 19-year-old Diab. They don't speak the same language and neither of them knows where they are. Hoping to find his father again, Merjan refuses to leave the shore, and Diab wants to find the way to the promised land...

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2019

Turkey (15 min.)

Director: Kasim Ordek

Genre: Drama

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Sait lives in Diyarbakır with his family. His daughter Hajer leaves her fiancé Isa. Sait, who does not accept this situation, starts looking for Isa, who is also his old student. After some time, Sait is faced with some facts.

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2021

Iran (14 min.)

Directed by: Nima Abdolazimi

Genre: Drama

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We are all involved in a world full of lust and hate. All people are somehow lonely,   many really do not know this or hide their loneliness. The film tells the story of a man named Rashid who buys a bed but cannot sleep in it alone. Rashid has his own views on the world. Is lust stronger than human nature?

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2021

Iraq (14 min.)

Directed by: Saman Mustefa

Genre: Drama

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A Yazidi Kurdish teenager living in a refugee camp helps his family by selling sheep's milk. But when his main Yezidi customer is no longer working, he is forced to sell milk to Muslims who are not interested!

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2021

Iran (12 min.)

Directed by: Sabah Gavili

Genre: Drama

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There is a tradition in the Kurdish village that on the wedding day the groom should go hunting and bring a deer with him. This is where the story begins...

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2021

Iraq (7 min.)

Directed by: Mohammad Darbandehani

Genre: Drama

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The Land of Ravens tells about the life of a young man from Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, who from early childhood dreamed of becoming a football player, but due to military service was forced to join the army. The film captures the hopelessness of every Iraqi throughout history, sacrificing their dreams due to circumstance.

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2021

Iran, India (25 min.)

Directed by: Saman Hosseinpour, Ako Zandkarimi

Genre: Drama

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A religious and traditional husband suspects his wife after her death. He thinks his wife was in a relationship with another man.

Competition program
Best Short Documentary Film

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2021

Iran (20 min.)

Directed by: Jamshid Farajwand Fard

Genre: Documentary

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An environmentalist and animal rights activist whose concern for nature and the problem of water scarcity is unique in its own way. He chose to live away from the city and people, but after every visit to the city, he collects all recyclable and reusable items, namely plastic bottles, worn and abandoned tires on roadsides and in nature.

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2019

Iran (25 min.)

Directed by: Saeed Aghai

Genre: Documentary

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A young Kurdish shepherd in the village of North Khorasan in Iran, nicknamed "Key Kay", spends a year contemplating whether or not to move from his birthplace to Tehran.

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THE LAKE OF HOPE
(Competition)

2021

Iran (22 min.)

Directed by: Fatemeh Marzban

Genre: Documentary

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Atta Tazik was engaged in smuggling and after what happened to him and his friend, he stopped doing this trade and joined the Zarivan Fishermen's Cooperative.

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2019

Turkey (18 min.)

Directed by: Aylin Kizil, Lezgin Kani, Serdar Bayram

Genre: Documentary

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Miraz lives alone in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. He tells his own story about the first and long-lived Kurdish newspaper Riya Taza, where he worked for 30 years, as well as the story of the Yezidi Kurds who settled there many years ago.

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2021

Iran (30 min.)

Directed by: Abdolgader Khaledi

Genre: Documentary

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The director and his team are looking for people who know a particular style of old and forgotten Kurdish singing.

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2021

Iran (30 min.)

Directed by: Abdolgader Khaledi

Genre: Documentary

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Seven Symphonies of Zagros tells about the philosophy of the seven musical maqams of the most ancient wind instrument (shamshala) in the life of the inhabitants of Zagros. 

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2021

Turkey (10 min.)

Directed by: Kenan Celik

Genre: Documentary

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The story of children who make a living by collecting and sorting urban garbage. The film is dedicated to Ahmet Pilynets, who died in 2013 after he was hit by a bulldozer at the Karakadag dump.

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2021

Syria (11 min.)

Director: Mehmod Chekmaki

Genre: Documentary

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The story of a man who worked as a blacksmith, but his whole life changed after the IS attack on his city of Kobani in 2014. He wanders the streets and alleys of his city, collecting the remains of weapons and rockets and turning them into sculptures and art structures, trying to inspire hope, spread a spirit of optimism through art and give objects a new life.

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2021

Iran (24 min.)

Directed by: Ashkan Ahmadi

Genre: Documentary

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Nasser is a young smuggler working in the Uramanat mountains. He lives in a rural house in Kurdistan. One of his motives is to help his sick mother fight cancer.

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2021

Iraq (24 min.)

Directed by: Tariq Tofik Kadeer

Genre: Documentary

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The first protests against the Baathist regime in Iraq began in Halabja in 1995. The people of Halabja were able to drive the Ba'athist regime out of their city for 72 hours, but no one heard the screams of the people of Halabja. Many were killed in complete silence, subsequently  Halabja became the first city in the world to be chemically bombed.

Panorama section

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2020

Iran (84 min.)

Directed by: Keyvan Majidi

Genre: Drama, Sports

In a remote village between the rocky mountains in Kurdistan, everyone loves football, but there is no field to play. The children decide to climb the mountain to find a place to build a field.

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2020

Syria  (52 min.)

Directed by: Shero Hind

Genre: Documentary

The Sinjar (Shangal) mountains in the Yazidi homeland saw the worst massacres and crimes committed by ISIS militants in 2014. Over 74 genocides have been committed in the history of the Yazidis, most of which occurred during the Ottoman Empire.

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ЯЙЦО (Панорама)

2016

Турция (16 мин.)

Режиссеры: Муаз Гюнеш, Эмра Догру

Жанр: Драма, Художественный

Али — ребенок с юго-востока Турции. Его отец работает в Ираке. Ко Дню учителя Али ждет подарок, который купил его отец, но из-за проблем с паспортом отец не может пересечь границу. Итак, Али крадет голубя, чтобы подарить его учителю, но подарок пропадает.

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2018

Iran (16 min.)

Directed by: Amir Golami

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Fiction

Imagine a world without land. War surrounds an old man who lives in the middle of the sea.

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2020

Iran (13 min.)

Directed by: Abdulla Cheper

Genre: Drama, Fiction

Asya works in a clothing store and takes care of her mother and younger brother. She needs a new coat in cold winter weather. However, she cannot raise enough money.

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2019

France (8 min.)

Directed by:  Emmanuelle Temps, Hugo Voisin, Marion Bideplan, Guillaume Montoya,

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Genre: Animation, Artistic

Rihan, a young Kurdish girl, sees her father die from ISIS bullets and decides to give her life to protect her values and her people.

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2021

Iraq (5 min.)

Directed by: Kahi Ahmed Titab

Genre: Documentary

The story of an Iraqi child whose family fled Mosul after IS took control in 2014 and war broke out in their area. The family lived in a camp for displaced persons. After their area was liberated, the child's father returned to inspect their house, and the house exploded because it was mined as a result of the war. The father was killed, the family was left without a breadwinner, so the child was forced to leave the family and work in Erbil in order to be able to support the family.

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2020

Iraq (22 min.)

Directed by: Aram Hasan

Genre: Documentary

In the Middle East, in eastern and northern Kurdistan, there is a group of people who profess a particular religion. They perform their prayers and worship the god with the tanbur. Tanbur is an ancient musical instrument that has its own special ritual of making. Yar talks about the process of making tanbur and how it is used for the religious ritual of the Yarsans.

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2020

Iran (6 min.)

Directed by: Mohammad Farajzadeh

Genre: Documentary

The documentary Dance of Love tells about the life of an elderly couple. The woman has been suffering from diabetes and Alzheimer's disease for 16 years. And she didn't leave the house for seven years. Her husband takes care of her. His love for his wife led him to paint all the walls of his backyard.

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2021

Iran (6 min.)

Directed by: Artan Fatollahi

Genre: Documentary

The film shows the crafts of Nav village in Kermanshah province.

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2018

Iran (5 min.)

Directed by: Zhivar Farajzade

Genre: Documentary

Serok is a boy who helps his father in the summer. With this film, the director shows children as the most vulnerable group in society, which is exposed to the direct influx of pressure and life problems caused by adults.

On Repeat section

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2014

Germany, Iraq (97 min.)

Directed by: Shawkat Amin Korki

Genre: Drama, Comedy

After the fall of the military regime in Iraq, childhood friends Hussain and Alan decide to make a feature film about the Kurdish genocide.

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2016

Germany, Iraq, Qatar (117 min.)

Directed by: Soleen Yusef

Genre: Drama

The journey story of brothers Jan, Alan and their sister Leah, who were born in a Kurdish region in northern Iraq and grew up in Germany. All three want to fulfill their mother's last wish.

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2013

Norway, Germany, Iraq (105 min.)

Directed by: Hisham Zaman

Genre: Drama

A 16-year-old boy leaves his native village in Kurdistan for Europe in search of his sister. His duty as the eldest man in the family is to return her after she ran away from her own wedding.

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2019

Russia (52 min.)

Director: Tatyana Kiseleva, Vladimir Volf

Genre: Documentary

A film about Nazim Nadirov. An ascetic and a dervish who learned the price of simple things early, a sage and philosopher who greedily absorbed biblical truths.

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2016

Germany (104 min.)

Directed by: Ekrem Heydo

Genre: Documentary

The director returns to his hometown in Syria 25 years later with a photo of his old classmates. He will try to find out what happened to all of them after the war changed their faith.

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2019

Turkey (93 min.)

Directed by: Selim Yildiz

Genre: Documentary

The film tells about the experience of the director's mother, Besna, who wants to reach out to her son, just like other mothers whose sons are involved in years of war in Turkey.

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2012

Turkey (14 min.)

Directed by: Rezan Yesilbas

Genre: Drama, Short

The prison in Diyarbakır is a symbol of the torture suffered by prisoners in Turkey after the 1980 coup d'état. The picture is about women who visited their husbands in prisons and could not speak, because they did not know the Turkish language, and Kurdish was banned.

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2018

Turkey (15 min.)

Directed by: Tahsin Ozmen

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short

During the reforms in Turkey in the first half of the 20th century, men were required to wear trousers and hats in cities. In a small village in eastern Turkey, a man named Dilo wants to go to town to buy a mirror. There is only one pair of trousers and a hat, which the villagers take turns wearing when they go to town.

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2020

Turkey (11 min.)

Directed by: Nazmi Karaman

Genre: Drama, Short

The narration of the film tells about the incidents taking place in the family. In a Yezidi village on Mount Shingal, a father, mother and their daughter live together in a peaceful atmosphere. However, the peace and tranquility were shattered by the attack carried out by ISIS.

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2017

Iraq (15 min.)

Directed by: Imad Mahmadani

Genre: Drama, Short

There is always a soul that takes care of us, even if we do not know about it. Maybe this soul is not a person, sometimes it is a living being that we never think about.

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2020

Turkey (24 min.)

Directed by: Umay Isik

Genre: Documentary , Short

In 1994-95, hundreds of Kurdish villages in Turkey were destroyed, forcing the residents to leave. They could not return to their homeland for more than 10 years. When they returned, they had to rebuild their homes and infrastructure.

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2016

Syria (16 min.)

Directed by: Leyla Toprak

Genre: Documentary , Short

The film chronicles the impact of the war in Kobani (Syria) on people and nature, as well as the uprising of female Kobani guerrillas against an approach that has for years ignored the historical values of women in dominant social descriptions.