Documentary, 104 min, Germany
Director: Yüksel Yavuz
Production: mîtosfilm in Coproduktion with Peter Stockhaus Filmproduction and WDR / ARTE
Festivals & Awards (Selection): Montreal Human Rights Film Festival 2008, in competition for the Audience Award / Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz 2008 / 5th London Kurdish Film Festival 2008


In the documentary film CLOSE-UP-KURDISTAN the Kurdish director Yüksel Yavuz creates a connection between his personal story of immigration and the current situation of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. In the film he makes a personal journey which takes him from Hamburg through Stockholm to Turkey, ending in the north of Iraq, in the refugee camp Maxmur in Iraqi Kurdistan. Throughout this journey he meets among others his parents and old friends, some of whom went to the mountains to become guerrilla fighters, others who fled the country and went into exile.