Global Kurdish Film Festival Q&A with director Ibrahim Selman for his documentary A Letter to My Dad, moderated by Zanyar Muhammadineko.
A Letter to My Dad Film Synopsis:
During the Safavid and Ottoman era, forty thousand Kurds were resettled by the King of Persia from Anatolia to the north-eastern frontiers of the Persian Empire. Today, over two million Kurds live in Khorasan with their distinct language and cultural identity. Their folk music in particular is intertwined in the fabric of their history and identity, so much so that the efforts of various rulers over the centuries to erase their culture and language have been in vain.
Director Ibrahim Selman’s Biography:
Soran Mardookhi is an international writer-director and a cinematographer based in Vancouver. With a lifelong passion for film, he has spent the last 20 years on film sets, working in many different facets of film production internationally and in Canada. He has directed diverse projects from feature films and documentaries to TV shows and commercials. His films have been screened and recognized at multiple international film festivals.