DOK LEIPZIG
INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

I Remember


I Remember


CATALOGUE TEXT
On 28 December 2011, 34 civilians, including 19 children, were killed by the Turkish army, who “mistook” them for PKK militants in an airstrike in Uludere district near the Turkish-Iraqi Border. They were carrying smuggled goods – like most people in the region, who have, for generations, earned a living by illegal border trade. “I Remember” follows 14 year old Sinan, who lost his 16 year old brother in the massacre, as he takes over the household. His mother lives in fear and despair, waiting for him to return home safe every time he hits the road.

The film was at the centre of a row over censorship, after having been withdrawn from the Ankara IFF at the last minute in April 2016.

Özge Calafato
Credits
Original Title: Bîra Mi’ Têtin
Country: Turkey
Year: 2015
Language: Kurdish
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 38 min.
Format: HD Videofile (ProRes 422 HQ 1080p)
Color: Colour
Director: Selim Yıldız
Producer: Seyithan Çalışan
Cinematographer: Selim Yildiz, Azad Doğru
Editor: Erol Şaybak
Sound: Şiyar Aksoy

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.