While traveling through Kurdistan, Flute player Jeladet is caught in an army ambush. A cruel general saves him, and the beauty of Jeladet's heavenly music finally makes him see the terror of his actions.
This film from Iraq that won the Amnesty international Award at Berlin Film Festival in 2006 is a Kurdish production that tries to tell the story of the Peshmerga's struggle against the persecution of Kurds in the last ten years. Shot with a minimal budget (and one assumes under difficult circumstances), it nevertheless succeeds in presenting us an ambiguous image of a life devoted to the aim of a unified and autonomous "Kurdistan", presented in a dense and rapidly cut tableaux of poetic scenes that try to exemplify the hardships of the Kurdish people, and offer a ray of hope in a situation that seems to be deadlocked.
A debut that promises much, and could become a cornerstone in the continuing development of Kurdish cinema.
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