Maryam Samadi

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Maryam Samadi, Karnika (still), 2020.

Festival Forum: New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival 2021 Karnika
Maryam Samadi

13 Minutes
Rojhilat, East Kurdistan

Festival Forum

October 7–21, 2021

A beekeeper decides to move north with his wife at the end of the summer. Their children want to send their mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, to a nursing home but the beekeeper cannot cope with this idea.

Karnika is one of twelve films picked by the programmers of the fifth edition of the New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival as part of a special feature on e-flux Video & Film, streaming for two weeks from October 7–21 and accompanied by a conversation between the festival’s founder Xeyal Qertel and e-flux’s Lukas Brasiskis. See the full program here.

The program is part of the series Festival Forum on e-flux Video & Film, presenting collaborations with established and emerging moving-image festivals from around the world.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Film, Nature & Ecology
Fiction, Love, Family, Illness, Middle East
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Meryem Semedî​ (b. 1986, Khoy, Urmia, Iran) studied cinema and is a member of the Iranian Youth Cinema Association. She has been working professionally in cinema for ten years.


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