The Others

The Others

The Others

2016, Turkey, Germany, 66', Ayse Polat

2016, Turkey, Germany, 66', Ayse Polat

The Others

Synopsis

The Kurdish province Van is famous for its unique cats, which are the cultural symbol of the Kurds, Turks and the Armenians. Van was the historical home of the Armenians until 1915 – the year of the genocide. Nowadays all that remains are the ruins of countless churches and a small number of inhabitants with Armenian roots, though most of them are scared to admit this. The 34-year-old Alispeaks openly about his Armenian grandmother Piroze. He accompanies us through the world of theresidents, one that is filled with taboos, distrust and fear. The film tracks down the traces of this cruelhistory and shows that, “the past is never dead, it is not even past.”(W.Faulkner)

Special Mention at Istanbul Film Festival 2016; Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize and Goethe Institute Documentry Film Prize; Premiered at Istanbul Film Festival 2016
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