Global Kurdish Film Festival Q&A with Edi Hubschmid, producer of Yilmaz Güney’s Yol, moderated by Kaveh Abbasian.
Yol | The Road Film Synopsis:
Co-directed by Yilmaz Guney during his own imprisonment in Turkey, Yol (The Road) won the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982. The internationally renowned film provides us with an insight into contemporary issues endured by Kurds in Turkey fused with the stories of five Kurdish prisoners who have been granted one week’s home leave. As they journey through the landscapes and cities, they encounter many difficulties adjusting to the world outside as well as continued oppression from their families, society, and the state. The film was banned in Turkey until 1999.