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Middle East Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Kurdish Titles

Kurdish Titles

Before Your Eyes
"Ten year old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes. Traumatized and orphaned, Gulistan and Firat try to care for their infant sister, but their money soon runs out and they're forced onto the street. It is there that Gulistan meets the part-time escort Dilara. Accompanying her on a hotel call one day, Gulistan is shocked to recognize Dilara's client as the murderer of her parents, and she devises a method of revenge."

Gumshudiyī dar ʻArāq
"Set in Iran and Iraq's postwar years, while Iraq bombs its Kurdistan. An old Iranian Kurd singer, accompanied by his musician sons, start searching for his ex-wife Hanareh. Hanareh, a women singer, has gone to Kurdistan in Iraq. The film is the story of the band's journey, joined with their music. It is the story of a nation that has always been wondering. So used to war, they take it as a game and with their music they are celebrating to life."

Turtles Can Fly
"A young teenage boy's life in rural Iraq is thrown into flux by the impending U.S. invasion, his crush on a local girl, and the seemingly-magical abilities of one of his friends."