Friday, February 21
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 551 Hamilton Hall
Film Synopsis: Five years after the Halabja Massacre, Diyari returns home from
the United States to build an orphanage. In the process, he befriends Jiyan, a ten-
year-old orphan who survived the attack. The cast includes actual survivors, and
the film is loosely based on first-person testimony of the events.
About the Director: Jano Rosebiani in a Kurdish-American film writer, director
and editor. He began his career with short, experimental works, and in 1995 he
released his first feature film, Dance of the Pendulum. Released in 2002, Jiyan was
his first Kurdish-language film, and it has met great critical acclaim.
More Information about the director and his work can be found at evinifilms.com.
This event is organized by The Kurdish Studies Student Association.