February 18, 2011

Historic film for Armenians, Kurds making Istanbul debut

The first Armenian and Kurdish film in cinematic history, “Zare,” will play at Turkey’s most prestigious independent film festival this weekend in Istanbul.






Directed by legendary Armenian director Hamo Beknazarian, “Zare” was produce on 35mm black-and-white film in 1926 and is set in an Armenian Yezidi village. Although the director is Armenian and the country is Armenia, the film was financially sponsored by members of the Kurdish community.

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