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What is on? - November 2007
An exiled director's representation of his own
people, Kurds / by Devrim Kilic

    Saleem’s portrayal of Kurdish
    people in Long Live the Bride is to
    some extent problematic.   >>> 2
    May 2007
David & Layla in Italy this friday - Jalal Jonroy's
message to the festival

    I was a kid in the mountains of
    Kurdistan when I first read
    Romeo & Juliet in English.  >>> 3
    May 2007
Silence tells often much more than words /
interview with Hiner Saleem

    "To us Kurds music is like
    nourishment which is necessary
    both with birth and death. DOL
    means ‘drum/drums’ in Kurdish,
    but has also another meaning. It
    can also mean ‘valley’. Thus
    DOL refers to the musical life in
    a hilly country." >>> April 10, 2007

The first film about Kurds, Zeré is 80 years
old / by Rohat Alakom

    The first film that takes the Kurds
    as a subject matter is the film
    titled Zeré, shot in 1926 in
    Armenia. Shot by a famous
    Armenian director Hamo
    Beknazaryan (1892-1965) who
    is accepted as the founder of the
    Armenian cinema, the film Zeré
    takes place in Kurdish villages
    of Armenia. >>>  April 7, 2007
Other Articles May 2007

Bahman Ghobadi: The Poetics of Politics
by Felix Koch

    In a constant struggle with the
    difficult circumstances in his
    home country, Iran, Ghobadi is a
    restless man, driven to document
    and portray the fate of the Kurds...
    >>> 16 May 2007
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Reading a screenplay / by Jalal Jonroy

    1. To simulate a movie
    experience, read a screenplay -
    like seeing a film or a play- in one
    go, at worst within the same day.  
    >>> 12 June 2007 Melbourne - Victoria - Australia

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Release of Hallf Moon around the world

    Latest film of Bahman Ghobadi
    "HalfMoon" will be released in
    different countries around the
    world. >>> 8 July 2007
David and Layla: A love story /  by Matthew

    The media has enormous power
    to break down stereotypes and
    open up new ways of regarding
    “the other.”  >>> 8 July 2007
My big, fat, Jewish-Kurdish wedding? / by Tom

    Nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn
    dumps domineering Jewish
    fiancée when he falls for lovely
    Kurdish Muslim girl.  >>> 22 July
Bahman Ghobadi and Jose Saramago in Spain

    Bahman Ghobadi with Jose
    Saramago will attend together a
    conference in Madrid, Spain. >>>
    22 July 2007
Great success of Half Moon in Spain

    The latest film of Bahman
    Ghobadi, Half Moon, was
    screened in several cinemas in
    Spain and became the 2nd best-
    selling movie in cinemas in the
    country. >>> 5th of August 2007
Half Moon in Melbourne Australia

    Half Moon will be screened at the
    Melbourne Interanational Festival
    on 10th of August at 5 pm at
    Forum Theatre. >>> 5th of August
"I have problems with the borders" / an
interview with Bahman Ghobadi by Michael

    The eyes of Bahman Ghobadi are
    filled with mirthful light. He is a
    small man but a few sentences
    into our interview made me... >>>
    5th of August 2007
Call for submissions to  2nd Iraqi Short Film

    The 2nd Iraqi Short Film
    Festival  will be held from the
    18th of August 2007, for three
    days. >>> 7 August 2007
Amsterdam Film eXperience 2007 is now
accepting submissions

    The Amsterdam Film eXperience
    (AFX) is a short film festival that
    takes place in Het Ketelhuis in
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  
    >>> 10 August 2007
Bahman ghobadi as a Jury in the 55th San
Sebastian Film Festival

    Bahman Ghobadi, Iranian
    Director, is invited to Spain as a
    Jury for the 55th San Sebastian
    Film Festival. >>> 19 August 2007
A Kurdish director: Shewket Amin Korki

    Shewket  Amin Korki is a new
    Kurdish director who was born in
    Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan, in 1973.
    >>> 8 September 2007
Call for 5th London Kurdish Film Festival

    It is announced that 5ht London
    Kurdish Film Festival is now
    accepting submissions for the
    festival which will be held in
    London in December 2007.  >>>
    18th of September 2007
Bahman Ghobadi discusses his new feature,
"Half Moon" / By Jim Quilty

    Iranian Kurdish filmmaker
    Bahman Ghobadi discusses his
    new feature, "Half Moon,"  >>> 9
    October 2007
Call for Yılmaz Güney Short Film Competition

    The competition is organised by
    London Kurdish Film festival in
    memory of the great Kurdish
    director Yılmaz Güney. >>>
    October 9 2007
Screening of `David the Tholhildan` in London

    Mano Khalil's documentary `David
    the Tholdildan `will be screened in
    London on Monday 5th of
    November.... >>> November 3
Sharon Stone praises Bahman Ghobadi

    Famous Hollywood star Sharon
    Stone praised Kurdish director
    Bahman Ghobadi after watching
    Turtles Can Fly. >>> November 3
Gutsy Jewish-Kurdish romance goes after
more than laughs
/ by Jeff Shannon

    It takes guts to mention U.S.
    abandonment of exiled Kurds
    (as when Layla tells David "we
    got saved from Saddam by the
    same...  >>> November 3 2007
Paris Kurdish Film Festival was successful

    The first edition of Kurdish Film
    Festival in Paris took place from
    24 to 30 October 2007 at the Film
    Latin Quarter in Paris 5th. >>> 13
    November 2007
Q&A with Bahman Ghobadi for Passion for
Cinema / by, Kavita Kasturi *

Q: How different are your films from the rest of
the Iranian Films? In their making and their
content? For a lay person, especially a
non-Iranian, a Persian, a Kurd, an Iraqi all are
quite the same, how do you ensure that it does
not happen and that ..
>>> November 27, 2007
5th London Kurdish Film Festival will kick off

The organising committee of the Kurdish Film
Festival is delighted to welcome you to the 5th
London Kurdish Film Festival. The final
preparations for the festival have taken place
during a very difficult period for the Kurds all
around the world, with Turkey's threat of military
incursions into South Kurdistan (Iraq).
>>> 29
November 2007
Diary of the 5th London Kurdish Film Festival

             >>>  29 November 2007