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Border Project // Turkey-Kurdistan // A War Gesture

A video of an old deaf-mute Kurdish man probably evoking through his body language some of the atrocities related to the Kurdish-Turkish conflicts. The video focuses on the relation between language and image, addressing as well the theme of the un-speakability of war. A video of nomadic Kurdish children from Caucasus settled in a remote area of the Kurdistan region in Turkey, close to the border with Iran. The children sing a very popular Turkish song called «Seni seviorum» (I love you). The video is reflecting about the infiltration of Turkish Westernized culture in isolated area of the country, where Kurdish people have been historically prevented from manifesting their own culture and speaking their own language.