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Before Your Eyes (2009)
"Min Dit: The Children of Diyarbakir" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 April 2010 (Turkey)
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Diyarbakir, in the late nineties: Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Senay Orak ...
Gülîstan
Muhammed Al ...
Firat
Hakan Karsak ...
Nuri Kaya
Suzan Ilir ...
Zelal
Berîvan Ayaz ...
Dilan 'Dilara'
Fahriye Çelik ...
Mother
Alisan Önlü ...
Father
Berîvan Eminoglu ...
Aunt Yakbun
Mehmet Inci ...
Mîkaîl
Çekdar Korkusuz ...
Çekdar
Recep Özer ...
Bindest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dilan Akdemir ...
Mrs. Songul's daughter
Yavuz Akkuzu ...
Pharmacist
Mukaddes Alatas ...
Dressy Woman
Ihsan Arat ...
Man giving the ticket
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Ten-year old Gulistan and her younger brother Firat live happily with their parents in Diyarbakir, the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their mother and father are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their eyes. Traumatised and orphaned, Gulistan, Firat and their infant sister are placed in the care of their young, politically-active aunt Yekbun who soon disappears without a trace. As days turn into weeks, the money that their aunt left them runs out. Eventually, the children have to fend for themselves on the streets, where one day, Gulistan is shocked to come across the murderer of her parents. Written by Anonymous

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Street Silence.
16 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What do two young kids do with their baby sister who cant stop crying ? What does food mean when the streets are hungry for blood ? What does it mean to change a point of view towards a better solution ?

Most of the answers and more are delicately yet firmly placed in Min DIt. Director, Producer and Writer Miraz Bezar has placed this responsibility of his message on the strong shoulders of his main leads

  • Senay Orak ( Gulistan ) & Muhammed Al ( Firat ). Both who deliver
fiercely with soft eyes and strong character. A gritty, absorbing movie with a theme that's new to me ( the whole Kurdish/Turkish situation was briefly explained post viewing ) and all the actors performed par excellence. Simple, seamless story developments with brilliant screenplay, Min DIt tops my list at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Watching it at the DIFF 2009, the Q&A did get into a slightly political voice throwing atmosphere but was handled extremely well by the Director whom i must commend for his ability to understand both sides and choose to deal with Humanity as the subject of his movie and not who is right or wrong in the war.

Killing/Murder/Executions of fellow beings is just something we humans now close our eyes and accept. Things may change. Maybe we'll be just be more open to nonviolent solutions.

Thank you Miraz Bezar and whole crew of Min DIt for a lovely journey.

Peace.


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