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Art as a form of resistance for a people without rights. A non-competitive event at MYArt Film Festival.
MYArt Film Festival opens a window onto Kurdish cinema, hosting Hevi Dilara (Kurdish political refugee, director, director of the Kurdish Cinema Festival at Rome) and Ilham Bakir (Kurdish director, screenwriter and producer); two directors who have always occupied themselves with defending the Kurdish people’s cause. The event will open with a brief presentation by the directors, which will be followed by the screening of two of their short films: “La vita per lei” (15 minutes, by Hevi Dilara, produced by Archivio Memorie Migranti) and “Without Tree and Shadow” (18 minutes, by Ilham Bakir).
These two short documentaries recount different aspects of the history of the Kurdish people, who have carried out a resistance movement for more than forty years against the backdrop of a country, Turkey, where their freedoms are increasingly restricted day by day, their independent newspapers and television stations closed down. A country where it is also more and more difficult to make films.
With this event, organised in collaboration with the International Institute of Kurdish Culture, MYArt Film Festival intends to offer an opportunity to encounter a world rich in art and culture, and deeply engaged in the affirmation of its rights, above all the right to defend a history and a cultural identity that has been repressed for centuries and is now declining on multiple fronts, from music to literature, to poetry, to cinema.
30 aprile / 19:15 / Cinema San Nicola / Free entry
To find out more:
Cinema: Festival Curdo; la storia di Hevi, rifugiata in Italia (Ansa.it)
International Institute of Kurdish Culture