Original Title: Leyla Zana, le cri au-delà de la voix étouffée
Production Company:  Artefilms
Director: Kudret Gunes
Script: Kudret Gunes
Cinematography: Fabrice Lebourg, Hervé Kern, Jean Marie Boulet
Editor: Luc Forveille
Music Composer: Enver Öncü
Producer: Cyril de Fouquières
Running Time: 52 min
Country:  France
Language: Turkish, French, Kurdish



Synopsis
The film is a portrait of Leyla Zana, the first Kurdish deputy woman of the Turkish Parliament elected in 1991, and the «mother» of a whole country torn by a tragic history. A symbol of civic courage, a model of respect for all those who fight against injustice all over the world, the life of Leyla Zana also questions the commitment of a woman and the sacrifice of a mother. Through archives and accounts given by her relatives, the film recalls her development and her fight.

 

Director’s Biography 
Kudret Gunes was born in Turkey. After studying journalism and social education in Ankara, she studied directing and editing in France. She also studied cinema at new Sorbonne Yilmaz Güney Cinema Academy, then she wrote screenplays and made documentaries and short films. Since 1999, she has directed several short films and documentaries including "Leyla Zana, the cry beyond the choked voice". This film has won several awards: Jury Prize young Olivier Award in Quémener FIGRA (Festival International Grand Reportage topical) Le Touquet 2003. Young Jury Award at the International Film Festival of Asian Vesoul 2004. It has been shown in many international film festivals.

Filmography
2011 Bédia
2009 Humiliated Women
2005 Beritans - Kurdish Nomads
2005 Mehdi Zana - Seeing Life Differently
2003 Leyla Zana - Writings from Prison