Gulîstan, Land of Roses

Director: 
Zaynê Akyol
Cinematography: 
Étienne Roussy
Sound: 
Olivier Calvert
Editing: 
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Production: 
Yanick Létourneau
Nathalie Cloutier
Mehmet Aktas
Fanny Drew
Sarah Mannering
Denis McCready
Country: 
Duration: 
86Min
Year of production: 
2016
Movies language: 
Subtitles language (s): 
Schedule: 
Sun, 26/03/2017 -
17:30 to 19:00
Wed, 29/03/2017 -
15:00 to 16:30
Location: 
Cinéma Galeries
Synopsis: 

In the mountains of Kurdistan, a group of female fighters from the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) fight against Daesh. These young women have left their families to protect others. Together, they train in combat, venture into war zones and then return to the heavily mined hills. Gulistan, Land of Roses exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatised war: the female and feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.

Bio Director: 

Born in Turkey in 1987, Zaynê Akyol is a director of Kurdish origin. She is currently living in Canada. Her short documentary, Under Two Skies (2010), won awards at several Canadian festivals. Gulîstan, Land of Roses is her feature documentary debut.

(26/03 - 17H30) Q&A