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  • Director

    Kazım Öz

  • Starring

    Nik Xhelilaj, Güler Ökten, Levent Özdilek, Füsun Demirel, Tomris İncer

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    110 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    Kurdish, English, Turkish, French

  • Director of Photography: Eyüp Boz, Feza Çaldıran, Orçun Özkılınç

  • Editor: Kazım Öz, Thomas Balkenhol

  • Produced by: Kazım Öz, Meral Balık, Turan Tokel

  • Music: Mustafa Biber

  • Screenplay by: Kazım Öz

Director Bio

Kazım Öz

P&I - Director Bio

Kazım Öz is an award-winning Kurdish director, scriptwriter and producer. He started to produce art with Kurdish theatre. In the 1990s, he continued to work with Yapım 13 Production Company, which is affiliated to Mesopotamia Culture Center.

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Jan, a young man raised in New York City, is moved by the song his ailing grandmother sings to him on her deathbed. She remembers a dream she had, of a terrible massacre she witnessed as a child. After her death, Jan travels to where she grew up in the Kurdish heartland in search of the truth behind the song she sang. His journey takes him deep into his own unknown heritage, revealing sad, fiercely-hidden truths and the meaning of what she left behind. An enigmatic, lyrical and moving meditation on the scars of a troubled region, with beautiful cinematography and mystical undertones.

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