Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side...
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side too - it is perhaps the most notorious country in the world and it goes by the name Kurdistan. Welcome to BEKAS. This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 6) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the ...Written by
This is a story of two Iraqi brothers who were orphaned by Saddam's regime. They strive to go to America in order to find Superman.
"Bekas" may look cute in the trailer, but it is in fact a heartbreaking drama. The two young boys live in this harsh land, both geographically, politically. They have no money to live on, and are constantly bullied and even beaten up by other villagers. In order to survive, the older brother gives the younger brother a glimmer of hope by saying that they will go to America to find Superman. As the story unfolds, there is more heart wrenching incidents. What I find the saddest is the older brother's ulterior motive in what appeared to be a white lie. It is so sad that a bottle of Coca Cola is the closest they will get to experiencing the United States.
"Bekas" reminded me of Steinbeck's literary classic "Of Mice and Men" and the award winning film "No Man's Land". The plot is simple and yet engaging, touching many heart strings along the way. I hope "Bekas will get more widely seen and recognised, as it deserves to be.
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