Be­fore Your Eyes

The Kurdish Globe - - WEATHER/ NEWS -

"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.

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