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Back to Kerboran| 53mins
Director: Riccardo Centola | Producer: Riccardo Centola
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Italy
Subject Tags: conflict, culture, europe, freedom, human rights, identity, italy, middle east, migration, politics, relationships
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
As a Kurdish boy, Juan Golan Elibeg was arrested and tortured by the Turkish police as the government suspected him to be an agent of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an armed movement of the Kurdish people with the aim of establishing an independent Kurdistan. He left Turkey and he’s been living for nine years as a refugee, in France. He now lives in Paris where he works as a waiter and cultivates his passions: theatre and dance. Recently Juan received unexpected news: his naturalization was successful. Protected by his French citizenship he will be able to set foot in Turkey for the first time in ten years. The documentary follows Juan’s return to Kerboran, his hometown where he wanted to celebrate Newroz, the Kurdish New Year. The disturbing journey in the footsteps of the past is also a search for his brother who’s been fighting the Turkish military forces from the Amed mountain areas.

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