London Kurdish Film Festivali

Month: March 2022


THE FALL FROM HEAVEN Feature Film 📷 Director: Ferit Karahan Cast: Ezgi Asaroglu, Rojin Tekin, Gülistan Acet North Kurdistan & Turkey / 2014 / 88 min Kurdish (Kurmanji), Turkish with English subtitles Emine works as an electrical engineer on a construction site where mostly Kurdish workers are employed. After the death of her brother in […]
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Before Dawn

Before Dawn Documentary 📷 Director(s): Ömer Leventoğlu and İhsan Kaçar Rojava and Turkey / 2015 Length: 70 minutes Kurdish with English subtitles In 2014 the world witnessed an unexpected event unfold. ISIS claimed jihad in the name of Islam, and the Middle East fell into the hands of a violent and destructive war. The movement […]
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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 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 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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