Filmforum Höchst will launch Kurdish Film Days between 12 and 18 January in Germany’s Frankfurt.
In collaboration with the AMARA Kurdish Women’s Council, eight Kurdish films will be screened on various topics from politics and women to ecology.
The week starts with the Kurdish movies Nachbarn by Neighbors by Mano Khalil, Nûjiyan by Jînda Asmen, The Exam by Shawkat Amin Korki, Dema Dirîreşkan by Haşim Aydemir and Berfîn by Özlem Arzeba.
Filmforum Höchst announced that AMARA will show productions by the Rojava Film Commune, including Kobanê by Özlem Yaşar, which premiered at the Berlinale last year, and Zeit Der Brombeeren, based on an autobiographical novel by Murat Türk.
Among others, story-lines include the plight of two women who adopt an unethical method to pass their entrance exams for university in The Exam, while the autobiographical Neighbours presents six-year-old Sero and his family living in a Kurdish community near the Syrian/Turkish border in the early 1980s.
Kurdish Film Days will give the audience in Frankfurt Kurdish productions between 12 and 18 January, and throughout the rest of January the forum will screen films from other countries.