Turkey, 2016, 14 min
In Mesopotamia, there are children of different ethnicities, religions and languages. Zelal, 7 years old petite girl, is an ethnic Kurd as well as religiously an Ezidi (Yazidi). An ordinary school day turns into a life changing event for Zelal and her introvert admirer, Zeki, after their Turkish teacher introduces the letter of the week ‘O’…
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Rûken Tekeş, Kurdish born on 1976 in Diyarbakır –Turkey, she lived in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Venice, Kiev, San Diego and Moscow. She graduated with an E.MA in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter University Consortium on Human Rights and Democratization, Venice (2002), after having completed programmes in University of Vienna and University of California Los Angeles, and a BBA in University of Marmara, Istanbul (1999).
Best Film & Audience Award- Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase 2016. Best Short Film & German Independence Award – Oldenburg FF 2016. Best Film by an Emerging Director - Chicago International Children's FF 2016. Clermont-Ferrand 2017. II Best Short Film & Audience Award of Turkey - Istanbul Independent FF 2017.
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