Saturday 9 July 2011

Turtles Can Fly

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004) 

Near the Iraqi-Turquish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi

Writer: Bahman Ghobadi

Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif and Saddam Hossein Feysal.




Summary: This third feature from internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi is set in his native Kurdistan on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq. The devastation to this land and its inhabitants is revealed in the matter-of-fact perspective of the children and is equally displayed with every poignant detail of its unbearable nature.


Movie Trailer

See the game: The Escape on the page Reflection Games

Aim of the activity:

• to identify the possible feelings, hopes, and fears of refugees forced to leave their homes against their will.
• to develop knowledge and understanding of democracy, legal and human rights and responsibilities, systems of justice, and skills in communication and working with others.

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