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Documentary Screening: Buka Barane

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Students of the Sabanci Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program are hosting a screening of the documentary Bûka Baranê on Tuesday 12th, at 17.30-19.15.


"This documentary, focuses on the experiences of children at a village primary school in the '90s under war conditions and the oppressive environment brought on by war and their longing for peace. Bûka Baranê, means The Bride of the Rain in Kurdish. It is the Kurdish phrase used for the rainbow. The documentary, begins with a photograph of primary school children taken in 1989 in the courtyard of their school in the village of Befircan or Karlı, to use its given Turkish name, in the Yüksekova district of Hakkari province. As part of the village’s recent history, we follow the emergency rule period and the establishment of the position of village guardianship. The village gradually becomes a frequent stop both for PKK militants and the soldiers of the Turkish army. Detentions, oppression and beatings begin. They are followed by more and more young people of the village leaving for the mountains to join the PKK. We begin to listen to the memoirs of the one-time students from their high-school and university years.".