DOL In the Valley of Tambourines

The title of the film Dol refers to a traditional Kurdish tambourine which is used for festivities as well as for funerals in the Middle East. This direct intimate link between happiness and sadness is a leitmotif throughout the movie. Once again the Kurdish director Hiner Saleem makes the viewers pay attention to his people, the Kurds, who are living between borders.

European Panorama 2008
Hiner Saleem
France / Germany 2006
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Hiner Saleem
Cinematography Andreas Sinanos
Editing Dora Mantzoros, Bonita Papastathi
Music Vedat Yildirim, Özgür Akgül, Mehmet Erdem
With Nazmî Kirik, Belçim Bilgin, Omer Çiaw Sin, Rojîn Ulker, Abdullah Keskîn, Sipel Dogu Lesar Erdogan, Ciwan Haco