Zimanê Çîya (The Language of Mountains) A film byLisa Çalan

Xemgin is six. In class his name is “Hengin”, the Turkish version of “Xemgin”, while out of school they call him “Pîzot”, Kurdish for rascal. He does not talk much at school, but outside he lives up to his Kurdish nickname.

Teachers come and go. Xemgin – who does not speak Turkish – changes three of them. And the troubles begin.

RegiaLisa Çalan GenresShort movie Length 15' Year 2016 Country Turkey Tag Lisa Calan / The Purple Meridians
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The Purple Meridians