The Institut Français in Erbil is hosting the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, featuring the film “My Sweet Pepper Land” a 2013 film directed by Hiner Saleem on Monday, 27 October, 2014 at 5:00pm at the French Institute in Erbil, make sure to mark your calendar to enjoy your Monday evening.
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having arrived in the small village, he refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the seriously corrupt tribal chief and absolute ruler of the area. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers. Like Baran, she represents another law, that of the young and autonomous Kurdish state. Govend is all the more vulnerable as she is not a married woman. —Written by Anonymous
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