Worldwide Film Festival Premiere
In the heart of a Turkish Kurdistan on the brink of a civil war, there is a hidden gem that withstands time and political violence. Life in the village of Hasankeyf, who started more than 10000 years ago, is today doomed to end forever after the construction of a dam on the Tigris River.
This flooding will erase people, their belongings, a unique river ecosystem and archeology, the balance of a customary rural lifestyle that flows in the veins of the very humankind.
A blow of modernity will displace the elders and forcibly shape the dreams of a younger generation of citizens.
A few Arab and Kurdish families share the values children to this valley and its mythical river, resisting to their own state’s violence with their everyday practices, their memories and tales.
This film is the only and last possibility to live, for one sublime day, among a handful of rural heroes who can’t stop loving their land and their river, exploring the petrifying perception of loss and change.
||Genre: Documentary Feature-length
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Country: United Kingdom / Turkey
Language: English, Kurdish, Turkish