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NOTES FROM A KURDISH REBEL

Stefano Savona

Four years ago, I took the name Akif. In 1980, when the Kurdish people rebelled for the 29th time, I was 7 years old. That time, the rebellion wasn’t only local. It was war. The PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) committed to freeing Turkish Kurdistan. 25 years already. More than 35,000 dead. Thousands of villages destroyed by the Turkish army. More than 3 million persons left homeless. My family and I eventually joined our father in Germany. All these years, I had only one dream… To become a freedom fighter. In 1999, I went to the mountains to help liberate my country. Apo, our president, had just been imprisoned. He had ordered the cease-fire and withdrawal of our troops to the mountains of northern Iraq, in the Qandil massif. Built around the notes of Akif, a young Kurdish freedom fighter, the film is the chronicle of a group of warriors who cross the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan to reach the combat zones of the Turkish border.

  • Running time : 79'
  • Country : France/Italy
  • Year of production : 2006
  • Author : Stefano Savona
  • Production : JBA Production Minimum Fax Media Arte France YLE

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