Turtles can fly

Turtles can fly

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand

DVD - 2005 | Kurdish
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Soran is a 13-year-old boy who orders other children around as he installs an antennae for villagers keen to hear of Saddam's fall. Eventually, he falls for Agrin but is disturbed by her brother Henkov who can seemingly predict the future.
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
ISBN: 9780792867418
0792867416
Branch Call Number: DVD F Tur Kurdish
Alternative Title: Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand

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kpelish
Jun 03, 2017

A home-grown effort from Middle Eastern producers that show life in a refugee camp, bordering Turkey. A teenager leads the camp’s children in the dangerous, desperate job of defusing and selling mines; he also awes the village elders with his technology and market skills. The picture painted is one of survival and an almost homelike atmosphere (rationalizing wartime). When a young girl, her disabled brother, and a toddler wander into his life, it’s changed forever.

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akirakato
Jan 21, 2016

This is a 2004 Kurdish anti-war drama written, produced, and directed by Bahman Ghobadi.
It was the first film to be made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Underlining theme is anti-war, in which innocent children suffer most as one of the best films of that kind.

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MicheleJ
Nov 18, 2014

Powerful and super interesting. Still thinking of it...days after watching.

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i_am
Aug 23, 2013

'Turtles can fly' is an award winning film that shows the pain of war through eyes of those who are most innocent of all. As the story begins, we see a woman standing on a mountain cliff solemnly contemplating a leap that will send her hurtling to her death. On a closer look, we realize with a start that she is but a child. The plot thickens and the horror of war kicks you in the stomach. This is a haunting tale of the society's most vulnerable people -- the children.

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Lican
Jan 07, 2012

eye opening film another side of war torn reality and survival

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k21383024044211
Oct 08, 2011

Interesting, sad and humorous at the same time.

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kpelish
Jun 06, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Infanticide.

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kpelish
Jun 06, 2017

Violence: Misogyny.

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kpelish
Jun 06, 2017

Sexual Content: Rape as instrument of war.

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