Reşeba - The Dark Wind
Feature Film, 89 min, Iraq (KRG)/ Germany/Qatar
Script: Mehmet Aktaş and Hussein Hassan
Director: Hussein Hassan
Cast: Rekesh Shabaz, Diman Zandi, Maryam Boobani
Supported by: Duhok City, General Cultural Directorate of Bahdinan Region, Duhok Cinema Directorate, Doha Film Institute, EZEF-Brot für die Welt
World Premiere: Duhok International Film Festival (Opening film)
Reşeba - The Dark Wind is the first feature narrative dealing with the genocide against the Yazidi people living in the Kurdish Shingal region through the so called Islamic State.
The young Yezidi love couple Reko and Pero gets separated when the Islamic State attacks their village in the Shingal region of Iraqi Kurdistan. The terrorists murder many villagers and sell the beautiful Pero on a slave market. But Reko searches for his fiancée and finds her in Syria. They find shelter in a refugee camp but Pero is deeply traumatized and the future of their love is uncertain.