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GULÎSTAN, TERRE DE ROSES / Gulîstan, Land of Roses

GULÎSTAN, TERRE DE ROSES / Gulîstan, Land of Roses

This documentary travels deep into the mountains and deserts of Kurdistan, where armed female guerillas from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) defend Kurdish territory against ISIS. These women share their most intimate thoughts with filmmaker Zaynê Akyol, resulting in an immersive audience experience. By offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.

Turkish-born filmmaker ZAYNÊ AKYOL, 1987, received her bachelor’s degree from the Media School of the Université du Québec à Montréal by winning the René Malo Chair/ National Film Board of Canada Award. Her 2010 medium-length documentary Under Two Skies won an award at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Akyol is currently completing her master’s degree in communications. Gulîstan, Land of Roses is her first feature documentary. // Films (selection): Iki Bulut Arasinda (Under Two Skies, 2010, doc), Gulîstan, terre de roses (Gulîstan, Land of Roses, 2016, doc)

Architecture & Society 2017

ZAYNÊ AKYOL

Canada / Germany 2016
DCP / color
86 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Etienne Roussy
Editing
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound
Vincent Laroche-Gagnon, Adel Ton, Olivier Calvert
Music
Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux
Producers
Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew, Yanick Létourneau (Périphéria, CA), Mehmet Aktaş (Mîtosfilm, DE), Nathalie Cloutier, Denis McCready (National Film Board of Canada, CA)

Trailer

Production

Périphéria
Avenue Casgrain 5333, Suite 1109
Montreal, QC, H2T 1X3, Canada
info@peripheria.ca
www.peripheria.ca
World Sales

National Film Board of Canada
3155 Côte de Liesse Road
Montreal, QC, H4N 2N4, Canada
info@nfb.ca
www.nfb.ca

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Visions du Réel – Nyon International Documentary Film Festival 2016