No Friends but the Mountains
2018 - Jozef Devillé


Director: Jozef Devillé
Producer: Gert Van Berckelaer
Writer: Jozef Devillé
Category: Docs

Title: No Friends but the Mountains
Year: 2018
Premiere: 22 Feb 2019
Original language: Kurdish
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


In a region where mountains sternly dominate the skyline, stretched across the man-made borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey, lies Kurdistan: the region that the Kurdish people call home. It’s not uncommon for journalists and news teams to show footage of Kurdish warriors in the ongoing battle against IS. These warriors of the PKK seem to be the only armed forces with boots on the ground able to push back the IS troops. Reports make us understand against whom they wage war, however we rarely hear what goals they’re fighting for. What is it that make these Kurds such a fierce, dedicated and dependable power? Is this just a fight for independence? Or is something much more profound at stake?


Director Jozef Devillé
Producer Gert Van Berckelaer
Writer Jozef Devillé
Photography:Sander Vandenbroucke
Editing:Jozef Devillé, Pablo Eekman
Sound:Kwinten Van Laethem

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