FIRST NEW YORK KURDISH FILM FESTIVAL
Cantor Film Center & Hagop Kavorkian Center
Wed, Oct 21–Oct 25
The New York Kurdish Film Festival: A Cinema Across Borders is the first-ever film festival of Kurdish cinema in the United States. Bringing together an impressive array of films and documentaries from across the Kurdish region and the Kurdish diaspora, the festival will feature ten short films, a documentary and eight feature films, including the US premiere of The Storm by Kazım Öz (Ax, Fotograf). Additionally, the festival will include a discussion panel with six prominent Kurdish filmmakers from Iran, Iraq, Turkey and their diasporas, and post-film Q&As with each filmmaker, providing potential new routes for understanding and dialogue.
Situated in the heart of the Middle East, Kurdish cinema intersects with many of the great political conflicts of our age. These diverse films provide powerful and unexpected insights into our common world through stunning cinematography, rich narratives and deeply humane storytelling.