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Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande

No Friends but the Mountains

Directed by Jozef Devillé
Documentary Short
Belgium | 24 min | 2017

In a region where mountains sternly dominate the skyline, stretched across the man-made borders of Irak, Syria and Turkey lies Kurdistan: the region that the Kurdish people call home.

It’s not uncommon for journalists and news teams to show us footage of Kurdish warriors in the ongoing battle against IS. These warriors of the PKK seem to be the only armed forces with boots on the ground able to push back the IS troops. Reports make us understand against whom they wage war, however we rarely hear what goals they’re fight for.

What is it that make these Kurds such a fierce, dedicated and dependable power? Is this just a fight for independence? Or is something much more profound at stake?

No Friends But The Mountains

No Friends but the Mountains - Jozef DevilléJozef Devillé

Jozef Devillé (°1979, Halle, Belgium) is a Master in Audiovisual Arts (documentary) and graduated from the RITS film academy in Brussels. He is currently active as an indepen- dent documentary maker and photographer. He has finished several short documenta- ries with a wide national and international exposure.
Apart from working in documentary, he is also DJ, inhabitant of Brussels and Belgian. The perfect combination for telling the story of the Belgian Dance culture which was the main theme in his first feature length documentary.

Film Information

Director:  Jozef Devillé
Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Language: Kurdish
Runtime: 24 min.
Rated: PG


Writer: Jozef Devillé
Producer: Gert Van Berckelaer
Director of Photography: Sander Vandenbroucke

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