LAND - AX
Cast: Hikmet Karagöz and actors from Teatra
Turkey Kurdistan 1999 / 27m
of an old Kurdish man, who insists on not leaving his village,
from which the people are forced by the Turkish army, to
migrate. The only thing left from the former active life is a
dead silence and places full of memories.
Turkey 2001 / 17m in English.
documentary inspired by an ancient mythical character, Elikâ
evê, the genie who symbolized death and suffering in the
imagination of Kurdish-Alevi villagers. In the poetic
narrative of the film the imaginary genie comes back to life
to tell her story and their's. Her's is one of destined
destruction and prolonged suffering, their's is one of waiting
and loss. The film displays the memorable landscapes of
Anatolia and portrays the people who remained in its villages.
Cast: Nogay Alper, Burcu Ustabas, Ahmet Tabar.
Turkey 2000 / 25m / Hemsin with English subtitles.
Eastern Kaçkar Mountains, at 3,000 meters a Hemsin plateau:
Susuzyurt. During the long August days every day is the same
as the day before. Marte is a 13-year-old with a passion for
horse riding. He falls in love with his neighbour's daughter,
Lusnika. He shares his deepest secrets only with his blind
friend and his grandmother.
Cast: Gerda Gmelin, Ferdinand Dux, Yasar
Çetin. Germany / 15m
German with English subtitles.
tale of an old German couple. So bored with their life in the
old people's home, they decide to spice up their life by
becoming petty criminals.
MAN WITH THE WHITE COAT
Cast: Murat Y¦lmaz.
Turkey 2000 /
Turkish and Kirmanji with English subtitles.
One day, a
scruffy looking man appears in Istanbul's streets. By doing
odd jobs, he saves up to buy a white coat that makes him look
even more mysterious than ever.