This docu-fiction hybrid is a portrait of two Kurdish people – singer Helan Abdullah, better known as Helly Luv, and pilot Nariman Anwar. Both try to help young refugees from Syria by educating them. Having grown up in Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war and the Gulf War, they are all too aware of what war does to a child. The film is a tribute to the creativity, courage and solidarity of the Kurdish people, with director Bahman Ghobadi linking the ongoing crisis in Syria with the tumultuous story of the region in an intelligent and insightful way.
PS. Unfortunately, there will not be Q&A's after the screenings
Bahman Ghobadi (Iran, 1969) Selected filmography: RHINO SEASON (2012), NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (BIFF 2009), HALF MOON (2006), TURTLES CAN FLY (BIFF 2004), MAROONED IN IRAQ (BIFF 2003), A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES (BIFF 2001)