1 hour, 13 minutes. Film screening followed by discussion with Apo W. Bazidi (Writer/Director/Producer)
Monday, February 26, 2018
170 Dodd Hall
From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl, Evlin, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobane against the onslaught by ISIS militants. Evlin shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances and she takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of the resistance on both sides of the border and provides a unique look at the extraordinary spirit behind the first major victory against ISIS.
Apo W. Bazidi is an award-winning filmmaker who was born in Eastern Turkey in 1984 to Kurdish parents. He has been interested in storytelling and writing since he was a child. Apo was later inspired and encouraged by his mentor, Angelo Ciaffi, to pursue his passion for a career in film. He began studying film at City College of San Francisco and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television Production from the University of Southern California in 2011. Apo's films are primarily concerned with social issues and the importance of global cultural interactions. He believes in making a positive change and his motto is "be creative and inspire".