Vendetta Song (2005)


This short documentary follows Montreal filmmaker Eylem Kaftan as she travels to Turkey in an attempt to unravel the 30-year-old mystery of her aunt Guzide’s murder. As she searches for clues and closure, she encounters antiquated customs in a Kurdish culture she’s never known. She knows that her aunt was the victim of a senseless vendetta killing and as she ventures from village to village she pieces together the woman’s final days and closes in on the identity of her killer.

Director: Eylem Kaftan.
Writers: Eylem Kaftan, Irene Lilienheim Angelico, Jeremiah Hayes, Craig Segal.
Stars: Eylem Kaftan (narrator).
Cinematographers: Zoe Dirse (DP), Jeremiah Hayes.
Composers: Freeworm, Lance Neveu.


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