Dil Leyla (2016)

Documentary Film

Directed by Asli Özarslan 

71 minutes 

Germany 

Kurdish-- Turkish --Germany with English subtitles 

 

At 26, Leyla Imret becomes the youngest mayor in Turkey, having been elected as the Mayor of Cizre in 2014. After 21 years, Leyla returns to Cizre, where she had to flee at the age of five when her father was killed by the Turkish military, determined to restore peace and stability. On the eve of the Turkish parliamentary elections, however, Leyla's determination slowly makes way for uncertainty and fear as childhood memories begin to hunt her.  

Vue Wood Green, 16th April 2018 @20:30