Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Library Video of the Week, April 1, 2013.


Before Your Eyes, starring Senay Orak and Muhammud Al, a film by Miraz Bezar; directed, written, and produced by Miraz Bezar. (Subtitled).  Library Call Number: PN1995.9.F67B446 2011

          Ten-year old Gulistan and her younger brother Firat live with their parents in Turkish Kurdistan, a territory of great civil strife. Their happy lives are interrupted by violence when Gulistan’s parents are gunned down before their eyes by paramilitary soldiers.  They’re taken in by an aunt, but she soon disappears without a trace, possibly another victim, and the money she’s left the children soon dwindles to nothing. 
          Forced onto the street, Gulistan is befriended by a woman who works as an “escort” and the children are given a place to stay.  But when Gulistan sees one of the men who murdered her parents with her new friend, she begins to plot a devious revenge.
Winner of eleven international film awards, Before Your Eyes is an eye-opening look into a little-known conflict and an unfamiliar world.

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