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Notes from a Kurdish Rebel

Stefano Savona
France, Italy, 2006
French, English


Bâti autour des carnets d’Akif, jeune combattant kurde, ce film est la chronique d’un groupe de guerriers qui traversent les montagnes du Kurdistan iraquien pour atteindre les zones de combats à la frontière turque.

Tënk's film review

As a filmmaker, Stefano Savona clearly sets out to reflect stories showing people in a state of resistance. Yet when he ventures into the territory of those fighting against injustice to protect their own freedom and survival, then his work enters the realm of political engagement. This is his first film, for which he gained permission to join a group of Kurdish freedom fighters on a long journey by foot. The truth speaks out, not from secret admissions but a shared view mixing doubt and conviction, fears and beliefs.

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Stefano Savona

Stefano Savona est un documentariste italien né à Palerme en 1969. Son travail qu’on pourrait qualifier d’immersif a été salué et primé dans plusieurs festivals internationaux. Son dernier film, "Tahrir - place de la Libération", présenté au festival du film de Locarno et au New York Film Festival, est sorti en salle en France en 2012.

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