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justREEL

justREEL is a bi-monthly feature length documentary series. Now in its eleventh year, justREEL runs from September to May.

 

Upcoming justREEL screening:

Gulîstan, Land of Roses

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018 | 7 PM
RIVER PARK AUDITORIUM

3818 14A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3Y2


About the Film


Gulîstan, Land of Roses travels deep into the mountains and deserts of Kurdistan to delve into the experiences of female guerillas from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) tasked with the responsibility of defending Kurdish territory against ISIS. These women share their most intimate thoughts with filmmaker Zaynê Akyol, resulting in an immersive audience experience. By offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.



Film Information

Year: 2016
Length:  1 hour and 26 minutes
Language: Kurdish, Turkish, French
Subtitle: English
Website: https://www.nfb.ca/film/gulistan_land_of_roses/

Awards and Laurels

Best Feature Film - Milano Film Festival 2016
Best New Talent From Québec/Canada - RIDM 2016
Spirit & Audience Award - EBS International Documentary Festival 2016
Primer Premio Tiempo de Historia - Valladolid International Film Festival 2016
Selection Award - Doc Alliance 2016
Best Kurdish Documentary - Duhok International Film Festival 2016
Jury's Prize - Trento Film Festival, Italy 2017
Jury Award - Lake Como Film Festival 2017
ury Prize & Circolo Amerindiano Award - Diritti a Todi, Human Rights International Film Festival 2017

Cast & Credits

Director: Zaynê Akyol

 

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Location & Showtime


Tuesday,  January 9, 2018  |   7:00 PM
River Park Auditorium
Admission: Free

 

Guests


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

 

SELAR KARIM   |  

Selar Karim, a native of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, was a high school teacher for 5 years before ISIS attacked Northwest Iraq. When families fled to their region, Selar started volunteering in the community at refugee camps. She moved to Canada in September, 2016.

PEYMAR NAJEEB  |  

Peymar Najeeb was born and raised in Duhok, a city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. A graduate of the University of Duhok, Peymar worked as a psychotherapist at the local mental health center for 6 years, helping children who were 3 to 12 years old. Peymar moved to Canada in August, 2010.