Shorts I

Fingerprint, A Tribune Story, War and Color, Roj, The Last Meeting Sound, Sounds of love

On Saturday 13 May you can see 6 short films in a row with short films I.

Saturday 13 May 2023, 16:30, Screen 3


Fingerprint, 12’
Kurdistan (Rojhelat), 2022

Zara is a working Kurdish woman, who lost both her national ID card and birth certificate. She goes to a civil registry office to get them once more because she needs them for an employment application, but the staff tells her that she has lost her fingerprints, and she needs to give her hands a break for a couple of weeks. Her employment application has a strict deadline and she can’t wait that long. That’s when she tries to find a different solution

Regie: Zanyar Muhammadineko.



A Tribune Story, 28’
Turkey / Kurdistan (Bakur) , 2021

A Tribune Story takes a close look at Resistance, the fan club of Diyarbakır’s Amedspor, which is the soccer team of one of Turkey’s politically most unstable cities. Due to the conflict that started in the region after the elections in 2015, Amedspor was exposed to discrimination during away matches and even fines were imposed on the players and the fans many times for statements that they supposedly made. This film focuses on the struggles of Amedspor’s young fans who have difficulties finding representation space in Diyarbakır under the country’s state of emergency imposition during the 2016-2017 season. This film shows how they are holding on to their soccer team, which is as marginalized as they are, in an effort to cope with this situation in solidarity. A Tribune Story, which looks closely at the way Kurds express themselves while struggling to exist in Diyarbakır and beyond, traces a political climate where hope and despair coexist through the eyes of the youth in the Resistance Fans Club.

Regie: Fatma Çelik & Aylin Kızıl.


War and Color, 5’
Kurdistan (Rojhelat) / Iran, 2022

A few children are playing in a war torn neighborhood when suddenly their ball is thrown towards the enemy trench.

Regie: Adnan Zandi.


Roj, 8’
Germany, 2022

It’s a journey without a known destination. On this journey the 4 Kurdish-Syrian youth take a break at a friend’s place to recover before continuing. What is told in the film are a few minutes of change.

Regie: Pesheng Ali.


The Last Meeting Sound, 17’
Kurdistan , 2023

After surviving the Anfal massacre, Ibrahim meets Shawbo for the last time in a nursing home. Ibrahim wants to remind Shawbo of an important subject in the final moments.

Regie: Hawkar Salih Ali.


Sounds of love , 10’
Netherlands / Norway, 2022

Our perspective of the word “Love” comes in many meanings. This short film tries to examine the life of the film directors loved ones through poetry and meanings of places and people, and how it all comes together when you get to love. The sounds are everywhere and nothing is ever quiet, especially when we love. There are many distorted sounds that define love in many different forms, the public gets to explore it and maybe even love the strangers behind the lens, and the sounds we get to hear.

Regie: Pari Barzanji.