PIFF to spotlight Kurdish cinema

Eight films to focus on war, poverty and exile

SEOUL -- A special program on Kurdish cinema will be presented during the 15th Pusan International Film Festival.

“The Unconquered Spirit” features eight films that delves into themes of war, poverty and exile including “Min-Dit: the Children of Diyarbakir” (2009) about two young Kurdish children forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered.

“Kurdish cinema does not overlook a reality of pain and frustration,” the festival said in a statement. “Nonetheless, it never forgets love, peace, and humanitarianism.”

Pusan will hold a special seminar with Kurdish directors along with the screenings. The festival runs October 7-15.
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