Nov 05 > HKAFF2022 – Zer Post-screening Talk

05 Nov 2022

HKAFF2022 – Zer Post-screening Talk

Date 2022.11.05 (Saturday)

Time 18.45

Venue Broadway Cinematheque



Jan is a Turkish student studying in New York City. When his Kurdish grandmother goes to New York for medical treatment, she sings him a song named "Zer". Still haunted by its melody after his grandmother’s death, Jan travels across Turkey in search of the song’s origins, only to uncover the painful truth behind the Dersim massacre in 1938 and its link to his heritage. Inspired by his own three-year search for the original version of the titular song, Kazim Öz shows the power of keeping collective memories alive with this visually sumptuous road movie.