Chaplin of the Mountains
Director of the film and Director of the Erbil International Peace Film Festival will be in Attendance to host our Kurdish Showcase. Q and A to follow the film!
Dir. Jano Rosebiani (Kurdistan, 2014) 1 hr 25 min
A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American film students who are traveling to remote villages screening Charlie Chaplin films. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda Triangle, along the Iraqi-Turkish-Iranian borders.
With short film, "Looking for God"
Dir. Zirek Mira (Kurdistan, 2007) 6:34
Perhaps the most courageous film to come out of the region, Searching for God is a commentary about the current political system in the country. It is an abstract and symbolic portrayal of a leader addressing the masses.
Zirek Mira is a renowned Kurdish sculptor whose symbolic works have been in major cities such as Sulaimania, Baghdad, Kirkuk, Kobane, and Sydney, Australia. He made two visual and symbolic short films as part of a workshop by filmmaker Jano Rosebiani in Erbil.
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