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Nû Jîn (New Life)

Veysî Altay

Festival Forum: New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival 2021 Nû Jîn (New Life)
Veysî Altay
2017

46 Minutes
Bakur, North Kurdistan

Festival Forum

Date
October 7–21, 2021

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“Woman is life, life is resistance, and resistance is Kobane.” Nû Jîn (New Life) documents the ISIS assault of September 15, 2014 on Kobane and the five-month resistance by the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) and People's Defense Units (YPG), depicted through the lens and daily lives of three Kurdish women guerrilla fighters—Elif Kobanê, Vîyan Peyman, and Arjîn.

Nû Jîn (New Life) 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.

Category
Film, Feminism, War & Conflict
Subject
Documentary, Revolution, Middle East
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Filmmaker

Veysî Altay (b.1975, Ağrı) worked as a photographer for twelve years, taking photos for theater and dance performances, magazines, movie sets, and newspapers, and has had his photographs exhibited both abroad and at home. His works include the documentaries Well (2018) and State Is the Perpetrator (2012), and the book We, The Disappeared (2011), available in three languages. Altay was also consultant, director, and set photographer for various motion pictures.

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