My Sweet Pepper Land
"My Sweet Pepper Land" is a French-German-Kurdish film directed by Huner Saleem, a famous Kurdish film maker. The action takes place in a remote village in Kurdistan on the borders of Turkey, Iran and Iraq. The story begins with a man named Baran who was famous for his bravery in the war for the Kurdish Independence. Baran feels ill at ease and useless after the war. He thinks that he had no place in a time of peace such as this.
Perhaps because of this he gave his consent when the police force he had planned to leave requested him to become a sheriff. The village where he was stationed was an anarchic and chaotic region filled with drug abuse and trafficking. Once there, he meets Govend, a school teacher of the village whose moral upbringing doesn't allow her to bend to the lawless ways of the villagers. This ostracizes her from the population as a result.
So, with that, the two of them try to bring the rule of law into the demoralized and ungovernable place, while simultaneously going up against the village's warlordAga Azzi.
"My Sweet Pepper Land" is a joint film with a western theme of justice. It brings out the indignation in every cinema lover and is guaranteed to leave them with a sense of happy-go-lucky warmth at the pit of their stomachs. It's a story bound to leave an impression on all who watch it.