Original Title: Berxwedan Jîyane
Turkey, USA/ 2017/ 73 min

Director: Apo W. Bazidi
Producer: Apo W. Bazidi, Goran Zaneti
Production Company: Burn a Light Production
Cinematography: Donato Bragagnolo, Apo W. Bazidi
Scriptwriter: -
Editor: Angelo Ciaffi, Apo W. Bazidi, Yuta Okamura
Music Composer: Gareth Coker
Language: Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, English, Italian
Main Cast: Evlin, Newroz, Aladdin, Hemude, Mustafa

Middle East Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis
From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl, Evlin, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobani against the onslaught by ISIS militants. Evlin shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances. Evlin takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of the resistance on both sides of the border.

 

Keçek 8 salî bi nav Evlin di kempekê de li ser sînûrê di navbera Tirkî/Suriyê berxwedana welatê xwe nîşandidet. Qehremanên wê, jinên pêşmerge, parastina bajêrê Kobanê dikin dijî DAÎŞ ê. Evlin xuya dikit ko hêvî û berxwedan li demên trajîk de zal dibin. Evlin me dibit seferekê têda gelek rûyên cuda bo berxwedanê li herdu aliyên sînûrî di xebitin.

  

Director’s Biography
Bazidi was born in Eastern Turkey in 1984 to Kurdish parents. He began studying film at City College of San Francisco in 2006. He got BA in Film & TV Production at the University of Southern California in 2011. His films are concerned with social issues and the importance of cultural interactions. 

 

Bazidi li sala 1984 ji dayik û babên  Kurd li Rojhelata Tirkî ji dayikbûye. Lêkolîna fîlma li City College of San Francisco li sala 2006 destpêkir. Bekeloriya bi fîlm û berhemînana televîzyonê ji zanîngeha Southern California wergirt. Fîlmên wî grêday pirsên civakî û karlêkirina kultûrane.

  

Filmography
2017 Resistance is Life