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Dil Leyla

GER 2016, 71 min, Asli Özarslan

At 26, a young Kurdish-German woman is elected the youngest mayor in Turkey. In a record 81% landslide she is elected mayor of Cizre, a Kurdish capital city that lies in the war-torn region at Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq.

It is here that Leyla was born, but after her father was killed by the Turkish military, she was sent at the age of 5 to live in Germany. After more than 20 years, she returns home. Her goal is to heal and beautify the civil-war-torn city, which is enjoying a break in the violence. But on the eve of Turkey’s parliamentary elections, everything changes, and old memories become more real than ever.

festivals

IDFA – International Documentary FF Amsterdam 2016 NL | Max Ophüls FF Saarbrücken 2017 DE | Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2017 GR | One World FF Prague 2017 CZ | Movies that Matter FF Den Haag 2017 NL | Achtung Berlin - new Berlin film award 2017 DE | Crossing Europe FF 2017 AT | Sehsüchte Int. FF 2017 DE | DOK.fest Munich 2017 DE | FIDADOC 2017, MA  | dokKa Film Festival 2017, DE | Krakow Film Festival 2017, PL | Toleranzgespräche 2017, AT | Int. Doc. & Short FF Kerala 2017, IN | Ischia FF 2017, IT

awards

Human Rights Award (Fidadoc FF 2017), Nominated for the First Step Award 2017

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Presskit

NEWS

DIE EINSIEDLER

wird am Festival DER NEUE HEIMATFILM
in Freistadt gezeigt.

Termine:
Fr. 25. August, 19.30 Uhr
Sa. 26. August, 13.00 Uhr

DIL LEYLA

ist nominiert für den FIRST STEPS Award
im Bereich Dokumentarfilm!

GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH

Open Air Preview
18. August, 21.00 Uhr
KINO WIE NOCH NIE

ab 17. November
in den österr. Kinos

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COMING SOON:
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FESTIVALS

KINDERS at Filmfest Vaduz 2017

Screening: 25th August 2017

DIL LEYLA

won HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
at FIDADOC FF, Morocco 2017

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won NEW DOC AWARD
at Tempo Documentary FF, Sweden 2017

KORIDA

won CITIZEN AWARD
at NONFIKTIONALE, Germany 2017

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