Kur­dish film re­view: “Klamek ji bo Beko”

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

"Klamek ji bo Beko", or "A Song for Beko" in English, is a Kur­dish film re­leased in 1992, was writ­ten and pro­duced by Niza­met­tin Ariç, who, in­ter­est­ingly enough, also plays the main char­ac­ter in the film- Beko. "A Song for Beko" re­volves around a young Kur­dish male named Beko who lives in a Kur­dish re­gion in Turkey.

Beko is forced to join the army when he re­fuses to re­veal where his brother, Ce­mal, is. Ce­mal had de­serted the Turk­ish army. In an ex­tra­or­di­nary bout of luck, Bekos trans­porta­tion ve­hi­cle is at­tacked, al­low­ing Beko to slip away and cross over the Iraqi bor­der. Af­ter a short pe­riod of time, he runs into some Pesh­merga who take him to their camp where he in­ter­acts with the women and chil­dren forced to stay there to in­sure their safety.

Ama­zon user, Pe­j­vak, com­ments on the film, say­ing it is "a very amaz­ing movie on Kur­dish strug­gle from a Kur­dish per­spec­tive. The images we re­ceive in the West mostly come from regimes that con­trol Kur­dish re­gions, but this movie tells the story from a Kur­dish point. I was fas­ci­nated by the hard work and pa­tience th­ese peo­ple hold."

The only com­plaint that could be made about this film is prob­a­bly the poor trans­la­tion. Even that can't stand in the way of the film's truly ex­pres­sive scenes that man­age to delve into and study the hu­man mind and essence in times of strug­gle for free­dom.

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