Kurdish film review: “Klamek ji bo Beko”
"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.