Film Re­view: Whis­per with the Wind

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

"Whis­per with the Wind", or "Sirta la gal ba" in its orig­i­nal Kur­dish ti­tle, is a drama writ­ten and di­rected by Shahram Alidi. An aged ra­dio op­er­a­tor takes the role of a ' post­man' as he trav­els through the ru­inous lands of 1980's Kur­dis­tan that have been torn and de­stroyed by many years of war. The ra­dio host (played by Valid Marouf Jarou) talks to sol­diers and fam­ily mem­bers and re­lays mes­sages to peo­ple from those who want to talk to their loved ones and con­firm their sur­vival.

"Whis­per with the Wind" takes place in 1988, shortly af­ter the An­fal Campaign, amidst a war-torn and bleak Kurd- is­tan. The brave ra­dio op­er­a­tor con­tin­ues to run this un­der­ground ra­dio sta­tion de­spite the grow­ing dan­ger of be­ing caught by the Iraqi army. So as mes­sages are be­ing sent between peo­ple across the bor­der, a thick sus­pense and tension hangs in the air as the pos­si­bil­ity of get­ting caught is thrown in the midst of the plot.

"Whis­per with the Wind" is one of the most orig­i­nal and well-thought- out Kur­dish drama films in the Kur­dish film me­dia, a sim­ple yet hope-in­spir­ing movie which man­ages to worm its way into the view­ers heart with its own spe­cial kind of charisma.

H.G. Has­san

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