Kur­dish Film Me­dia Ex­pand­ing to Amer­ica

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

Kur­dish films have started to be­come more widely rec­og­nized of late, not just among Kur­dish lo­cals but in Amer­ica, too. In the com­ing months, two films pro­duced and filmed in Kur­dis­tan are to be re­leased in New York.

Chap­lin of the Moun­tains and One Can­dle, Two Can­dles (Êk Momik, Du Momik) took four and three years to film re­spec­tively due to pro­duc­tion costs. The two movies have al­ready been re­leased in Kur­dis­tan a few months prior to their sched­uled New York re­lease.

Chap­lin of the Moun­tains is about a re­cently or­phaned young woman who trav­els to Kur­dis­tan af­ter the An­fal geno­cide to find her mother's vil­lage. On the way, she en­coun­ters two Amer­i­can film stu­dents who are trav­el­ling through re­mote vil­lages shoot­ing movies. The two de­cide to help her and the three of them em­bark on an un­for­get­table jour­ney.

One Can­dle, Two Can­dles is a ro­man­tic tragi­com­edy about a Kur­dish woman's fight for in­de­pen­dence and equal­ity. The name comes from a Kur­dish folk song re­volv­ing around mar­riage. Viyan is a young teen forced into a mar­riage with a wealthy busi­ness­man who abuses her. At the same time, Botan, a not-so­good artist who hap­pens to visit her vil­lage, tries to help her.

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