THREE THINGS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HER

Gulîstan, Land of Roses

Year
2016
Country
Canada, Germany
Duration
86’
Director
Zaynê Akyol

They stand at the forefront of the fight for freedom in the Middle East. These young women belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. In their camp hidden away in the mountains, the women lead a nomadic life, undergoing ideological and practical training before being sent out to the front lines. Their mission? To defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group).

CREW
Director: Zaynê Akyol
Producer: Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew, Yanick Létourneau, Mehmet Aktaş, Nathalie Cloutier
Operator: Etienne Roussy
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound: Olivier Calvert
Production
Périphéria in co-production with MîTosfilm and the National Film Board of Canada
Sales
Peripheria productions inc., Montréal, QC H2T 1X3, Canada, +1 (514) 948-8005, yanick@peripheria.ca, Yanick Letourneau
Awards
2016 – Doc Alliance Selection Award; 2016 – Best New Talent from Quebec/Canada at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal;
Director
Zaynê Akyol

Zaynê Akyol is an award-winning filmmaker of Kurdish origin who was born in Turkey and raised in Quebec. She studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications, concentrating on film. In 2009, she produced her first short documentary, Isminaz, which won the Jury Prize in the Radio-Canada International Roots competition.Her research focuses on creative and relational issues in documentary film, which she frequently encounters in her own filmmaking efforts. Exile, immigration and expectation are at the heart of Akyol’s first film essays, which alternate between Quebec and Turkey.

Filmography

Selected: Gulîstan, Land of Roses (2016)

Big Hall
Kinopanorama
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Discussion
By tickets
Tuesday
28 March 2017
17:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Venus
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Venus
Year
2016
Country
Denmark, Norway
Directors
Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Duration
80
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Ama-San
THREE THINGS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HER
Ama-San
Year
2016
Country
Portugal, Switzerland, Japan
Director
Cláudia Varejão
Duration
113
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