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Friday . May 4 (Kinosaal/Cinema)
4 pm / 16 Uhr

KOCHEI POSHTE KHANE MA /
AN ALLEY BEHIND OUR HOUSE

Director: Shilan Saadi
Narrative, Color, 12 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

This short film tries to shed light on a very inhumane tradition within Kurdish families in Kurdistan and particularly in Mahabad: female genital mutilation or FGM. The story of the film is about two young girls who are friends for many years, but their lives and happiness are ruined when their families decide to circumcise them with the help of a Roma woman. At the end, both of the young girls in their own ways, become victims of this inhumane tradition.

Dieser kurze Film versucht, Licht auf eine sehr unmenschliche Tradition innerhalb kurdischer Familien in Kurdistan und besonders in Mahabad zu werfen: die Beschneidung der weiblichen Genitalien. Die Geschichte des Films handelt von zwei kleinen Mädchen, die seit langem befreundet sind, aber ihr Leben und ihr Glück werden zerstört, als ihre Familien beschließen, sie mit Hilfe einer Roma-Frau beschneiden zu lassen. Am Ende werden beide Mädchen auf ihre Art Opfer dieser unmenschlichen Tradition.

An Alley Behind Our House

An Alley Behind Our House
Shilan Saadi

 

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XXVII.
Black International Cinema Berlin

May 2-6, 2012

Black International Cinema Berlin
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FESTIVAL IMPRESSIONS
INTERNATIONAL
PRESS VOICES
FILM AWARDS
HISTORY
Workshop for
Puppet Theatre, Berlin
"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?" - Exhibition
"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?" - Photo Gallery
Footprints in the Sand?
an exploration - excavation
Poetry by Ursula Troche
PAR - Performing Arts Review
Taiwan 2008 / Portrait of
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