A trailer for the film Sur’da Devran (Fate in Sur), directed by Kurdish director Haşim Aydemir in the Sur neighbourhood of Diyarbakır (Amed), was released on Wednesday 17 January.
The movie tells the story of three “Qirix” men, a local youth subculture in Diyarbakır who race their doves as a hobby and who have a unique language, body language and style of dressing.
One day, three young Kurdish men, Titi, Dodo and Saso release their doves to join a race as a symbol of peace and to get rich. However, when the weather turns and it starts to rain, their doves don’t return…
With a cast that includes the former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder and renowned Kurdish actor Nazmi Kırık, the movie takes its audiences to the political climate of Diyarbakır during the 1990s.
The movie takes the form of a comedy drama, with both the Kurdish and Turkish languages used to represent the reality of the daily life.
The multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-layered characteristics of the walled city called Suriçi, where the film takes place, were destroyed during military operations by the Turkish state in 2015 and 2016.
Further information is available on the Instagram page of the movie.