Zer(HKAFF 2022)
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.
Kazım Öz
Nik Xhelilaj, Güler Ökten, Levent Özdilek, Füsun Demirel, Tomris İncer, Haleigh Ciel
Release Date
Turkish, Kurdish, English, French(In Parts)
Run Time
112 minutes
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