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This is a shorts program. Select the film title on the right for descriptions.

Bircan has decided to learn Kurdish, her once-forbidden mothertongue, with all the words her grandmother has forgotten and all the stories that have remained unspoken.

Anik is the only one in the family who can speak Kurdish, the once-forbidden language in Turkey. Since she didn't want her family to suffer like how she had to, she buried Kurdish in her village 54 years ago, and didn't teach it to no one in the family. Anik has been forgetting the language since then.

Bircan, her granddaughter, always wanted to learn Kurdish as she is afraid of loosing her roots completely. So they start a journey to reclaim their mother tongue to remember all the words Anik has forgotten and all the stories that are unspoken. Will their language journey lead them on an actual one? 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
    Kurdish, Turkish
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Bircan Birol
  • Producer
    Tomás Sheridan
  • Cinematographer
    Francesca Tosarelli
  • Editor
    Kieran Gosney
  • Sound Design
    Ali Murray
  • Music
    Celo Boluz