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Kurdish Cinema; Movies, drama, TV shows...
Topic Started: Jan 4 13, 9:36 (35,656 Views)
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Kurdish ‘Memories on Stone’ screened at cinemas in Switzerland

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Hewlêr, Kurdistan Region- Kurdish filmmaker Shawkat Amin’s latest picture, Memories on Stone, was screened in cinemas across Switzerland in December after winning prestigious awards in Brisbane, Australia and Abu Dhabi earlier this year.

The film was also on the list of contenders for best foreign movie at the 24th Thusis film festival in Switzerland, held between December 4-9. A panel discussion followed the festival screening.

Earlier this year at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the UNESCO prize for “outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film” was awarded to Amin for his latest film.

The late Kurdish documentary filmmaker, Taha Karimi, who was killed in a car accident last year, was also honored posthumously at the Asia Pacific for 1001 Apples as best documentary.

“I dedicate this award to the people of Kurdistan Region who resisted genocide in the past and resist the Islamic State now and also to my late friend and filmmaker, Taha Karimi, who showed the world the hideous face of the genocidal Anfal through his documentary,” Amin said when receiving the UNESCO award.

Shawkat Amin Korki was born in the South Kurdistan Region in 1973. He studied cinema and has been working in theater and television since the early 1990s. He has directed two other movies, Kick offs and Crossing the Dust.

Memories on Stone offers an insight into the challenges of making films in the Kurdistan Region. It won the Black Pearl Award for Best Film from the Arab World in November.

In the film, set after the fall of Saddam Hussein, boyhood friends Hussein (played by Hussein Hasan) and Alan (played by Nazmi Kirki) decide to make a film about the Kurdish genocide of the 1980s.

The plot unfolds as producing a movie in postwar Kurdistan turns out to be difficult and the two would-be filmmakers struggle to find a lead actress to star in their picture.

Source: http://rudaw.net/english/culture/25122014
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"If Turkey allows itself interfere in the matter of Kerkûk because of a few thousand Turkmen, we will do the same with regard to Diyarbakir (Amed) and other Kurdistani cities in Turkey because of 30 million Kurds." - President Masoud Barzanî
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biji kurd u kurdistan !!
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Kurdish Drama Gulmaz

Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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