London Kurdish Film Festivali

9thLKFF 2015

Dengbej

Dengbej Documentary 📷 Director: Mehmet Hadi Sumer North Kurdistan (Turkey) 2014 Length: 49 minutes Kurdish with English subtitles Denbej is a Kurdish style of singing that dates back to pre-Islamic times. For generations, many would gather around a master Dengbej storyteller and listen to the woes and joys of life until sunrise. However, the 1980 […]
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Number 73

Number 73 Documentary 📷 Director: Rekesh Shahbaz South Kurdistan (Iraq) 2015 Length: 23 minutes Kurdish with English subtitle Yezidi’s are a predominantly Kurdish ethnic group, upholding a six thousand-year-old ancient religion of Yazidism. Judged to be “devil-worshippers,” the ethnic minority has faced its worse oppression yet with the rise of ISIS in recent history. In […]
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Hope

Hope Documentary 📷 Director: Yuksel Yavuz Kurdistan 2013 Length: 99 minutes Kurdish – Turkish with English subtitles In the past 35 years of the ongoing war in Turkey, thousands have lost their lives. These extreme conditions birthed the Kurdish women’s movement, which has taken substantial steps despite its short history. Hope (Hevi), tells the story […]
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Time Worm

Time Worm Documentary 📷 Director: Sena Başöz North Kurdistan (Turkey) 2014 Length: 30 minutes No dialogue This creative documentary captures silk farming: an ancient practice that brings together beauty and destruction in the heavily wounded region of Diyarbakir, Eastern Turkey. It draws parallels between the life cycle of the silkworm Bombyx Mori and that of […]
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Mother Berfo

Mother Berfo Documentary 📷 Director: Veysi Altay North Kurdistan (Turkey) 2013 Length: 51 minutes Kurdish-Turkish with English subtitles September 12, 1980. A military coup in Turkey results in large numbers of detainment and the disappearance of people. Many were questioned under torture, others hanged, and some even massacred in acid wells after being thrown from […]
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Meanwhile

Meanwhile Documentary 📷 Director: Savas Boyraz Kurdistan 2014 Length: 12 minutes No dialogue This is an experimental film, silently following a group of guerrillas in the mountains of Kurdistan for a day. The atmospheric film draws on human oneness with nature, as the guerillas embrace the campfire with culture and art. A different perspective on […]
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Invisible Landscapes

Invisible Landscapes Documentary 📷 Director: Savas Boyraz Kurdistan 2013 Length: 11 minutes No dialogue A group of smugglers are gathering at their usual place, for loading and unloading their mules. But today, they have unusual things to carry across the border. A film that explores “art” as a form of political action. This film is […]
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Dancing for change

Dancing for change Documentary 📷 Director: Shahrzad Arshadi South Kurdistan (Iraq) 2015 Length: 50 minutes Kurdish & Farsi with English subtitles Dancing For Change is a story about secular and socialist women of the Islamic world, their ideas, activism, and visions for a better world. It focuses on six Kurdish Iranian women from three different […]
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My Country Is Kurdistan

My Country Is Kurdistan Documentary 📷 Director: İbrahim Yıldırım Kurdistan 2014 Length: 47 minutes Kurdish – Turkish with English subtitles Egide Cimo, is both a revered Kurdish musician and a memory of his society. The sound of his flute echoes the story of Kurdish people, their migration, love, and wish for a free country. In […]
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Ice Cream

Ice Cream Short Film 📷 Director: Serhat Karaaslan Turkey 2014 Length: 16 minutes Kurdish with English Subtitles A hot summer day greets the arrival of an ice-cream peddler motorbike into a small remote village. Soon, all the children start bringing items from their home in the hope of exchanging for some ice cream. As the […]
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