Nomad Kurdish Filmfest

January 23 only

The Los Angeles Kurdish Film Festival (LAKFF) presents a new series of monthly screenings: ‘Nomad Kurdish Filmfest ‘ a traveling Film Festival, aiming to create a bridge between Kurdish cinema and the California cinephiles. Bringing critically acclaimed international awarded films from all parts of Kurdistan and diaspora to your doorsteps.

The international awarded film by Kazim Oz,  tells the story of Jan, a young man who has grown up in New York and is moved by a song that grandmother sings to him on her deathbed. She tells him about a recurring nightmare that she experienced as a child in a terrible massacre. After her death, Jan travels to Kurdish coreland, searching for the truth behind the song she sang. His journey takes him deep into his own unknown heritage, revealing sad, violently hidden truths and the importance of what the grandmother has left behind.
Preceded by the short film:
Judi of the Wishes by Semiha Yıldız and Mesut Alp 
Believed in many Middle Eastern cultures to be the place where Noah’s ark came to rest after the Flood, Mount Judi also constitutes the northern border of Mesopotamia, the birthplace of many civilizations. Inspired by a feeling from a childhood memory from Judi and its imagery, Judi of the Wishes (Cûdîyê Miradan) simultaneously tackles the seasonal cycle in the mountain and the disruption of this natural flow by armed conflict. This short is also an attempt to reconstruct the name of the mountain—home to a wide range of flowers, goats and honeybees, and which is also believed to have the power to grant wishes—from within that geography and by the sound of nature itself, in contrast to what outsiders have been attempting to do for decades.

Capacity is currently limited to 50%. Masks and proof of vaccination are still required. Health and safety are our priority. Please read our health and safety protocols and precautions.





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