Global Kurdish Film Festival Q&A with director Erol Mintas for his film Song of My Mother, moderated by Xeyal Qertel (NYKFCF).
Song of My Mother Synopsis:
Nigar is not accustomed to living in the big city of Istanbul and longs to return to her village in Southeastern Turkey from where she was supposedly forced to leave after the incidents of ethnic clashes in the 90s. Her son Ali, on the other hand, has pretty much settled in the city and works ironically as a teacher of the Turkish language as a Kurd. Will Nigar be able to convince Ali to take her back to their village?
Director Erol Mintaş Biography:
Erol Mintaş completed his graduate studies in Cinema. Mintas made two successful shorts; ‘Butimar and Snow ‘and several documentaries including ‘From Space Syria is Here’. His debut feature ‘Song of My Mother’ won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film and Best Actor Award; Song of My Mother won fourteen different awards in the country and around the world.