Bark

Short Film

Director: Ömer Çakan

North Kurdistan

Length: 19 minsutes

Kurdish with English subtitles

A remote Kurdish village is about to be evacuated by the Turkish security forces. The only remaining people in the village are an elderly couple and a young man who has lost his family. Based on true events.

Special Note: In 2011 for our 7th Film Festival we had presented the short film “Bark”. The main role was played by Haci Lokman Birlik, who was brutally murdered by the Turkish Police this October the 2nd 2015 in ┼×─▒rnak. He was tied to the back of a army truck from his throat and driven through streets for several hours. The ordeal was
filmed by the perpetrators as they shouted insults at him whilst taking his life. We strongly believe no human being, regardless of who they are; where they are from, and what they believe - deserves to be inflicted such acts of evil. In commemoration of our friend and fellow artist Haci Lokman, we will view Bark again this year, so that his inspirational life will be imprinted in our memories.

14th NOV 2015 @ 15:30