Short Films Program 2 (Friday 30 Nov 16:30)
The following films did not take part in the Yilmaz Güney Short Film Competition 2007
THE SILENT RIVER
Director: Sarbaz Draey
South Kurdistan (Iraq) / 40m / Kurdish (Sorani) with English subtitles / PG
UK-based young Kurdish film Director Sarbaz Draey who is studying cinema at Brunel joins us with his latest short film. Two kingdoms separated by an ancient river, Baban and Goran, are at war with each other. The prince of Baban falls in love with the princess of Goran, and together they rebel against tradition and strive to unite the two kingdoms.
THE MELODY OF THE PETIT CHÂTEAU
Director: Binevşa Berivan
Belgium 2004 / 17m / French and Kurdish (Kurmanji) with English subtitles / PG
Zine is a Kurdish asylum seeker who is unable to recount her horrific experiences to an immigration officer. This makes getting her application accepted increasingly difficult. The Kurdish community knows only one way to get her leave to remain - marriage.
Director: Paul Jones
New Zealand 2005 / 8m / PG
Kurdish refugee Ismail, resident in New Zealand for 12 years, confronts racist attitudes.
Short Film (Tuesday 4 Dec 20:30 and Thursday 6 Dec 15:15)
Director: Hisham Zaman
Norway 2005 / 15m / Kurdish ( ) with English subtitles / PG
A man and his very young son have been on the run for a long time. When they reach their destination, they realize they are still in trouble. In the end the father is forced to make a choice between two evils to provide a future for his son.