Kurdish Film Review: Babamin Sesi
"Babamin Sesi" or "Voice of My Father" is a short, 88 minute feature drama film that was released in 2012 in Turkey. The film itself was co-directed and written by Orhan Eskiköy. "Babimin Sesi" revolves around Mehmet and his mother, Basé.
Mehmet lives in Diyarbakir with his Kurdish wife. He finds out that she is expecting and, after coming to the realization that he would now be a father, he goes to his mother in Elbistan for stories about his own father. Mehmet's father had died in a tragic accident in Saudia Arabia where he had gone to make money for his family. At first, Basé hesitates in telling Mehmet stories about his father, not wanting to distort the carefully placed image he had of him. It's only when Mehmet shows her cassette tapes that his father had sent, in place of letters due to their illteracy that old memories resurface and Basé begins to open up.
More than an average family drama, "Babamin Sesi" conveys the depth of human character and blood ties. It acts more like a documentary than a fiction film- carefully and brilliantly crafted out by its directors and the writer. "Babamin Sesi" is definitely something worth looking into and recommended for a higher plane of thinking and individualism.