Before Your Eyes
"Before Your Eyes", or, more commonly known as, "Min Dit: The Children of Diyarbakir", is a film written, directed, and produced by Miraz Bezar. The film takes start in Diyarbakir, where two young children are forced into taking care of themselves and their six-month-old baby sister as there parents are murdered by a secret state security force.
The film is a pedantic representation of the lives of Kurdish children and people in the late nineties, never missing a beat, but also not over emphasizing too much, on the differing emotions and feelings of every individual character. Bezar also manages to keep the story line as realistic as possible without trying to prey on the sympathy factor that surrounds the children of the story- he manages to tell the story without depending on pity.
Bezar explains that "some in the audience ask if children face these situations in real life. With some exceptions, all live under such circumstances; they grow up in an atmosphere of peak violence."
"Before Your Eyes" is truly a piece of cinematic perfection, as every rise and fall takes the viewer onto a roller coaster of varying emotions. Miraz Bezar manages to convey the image of the story perfectly- and although it was criticized to be one-sided, the movie has managed to be painfully truthful to the point it makes he viewer want to turn their heads in a sort of sick realization.