Monday, April 23, 2018 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Zer tells the story of Jan, a young man who has grown up in New York and is moved by a song that grandmother sings to him on her deathbed. She tells him about a recurring nightmare that she experienced as a child in a terrible massacre. After her death, Jan travels to Kurdish coreland, searching for the truth behind the song she sang. His journey takes him deep into his own unknown heritage, revealing sad, violently hidden truths and the importance of what the grandmother has left behind. 

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The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director Kazım Öz, one of the leading Kurdish directors of his generation. Güneş Murat Tezcür, Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies and a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, will moderate the event. 

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The event is sponsored by the Kurdish Political Studies Program. 


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