Jiyan (Life): A Film by Jano Rosebiani and Q&A with the Director

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.