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Gulîstan, Land of Roses 2016

Gulîstan, Land of Roses

In the mountains and desert of Kurdistan, the female Kurdish guerrillas of the PKK invite us into their daily life. These revolutionary women fighting against ISIS (the Islamic State) share with us their frank thoughts and ideals. They offer us an intimate view in their world.

Rencontres cinématographiques de Bejaia (2016)

International Festival of Documentary and Animation (2016)

Outaouais Film Festival (2017)

Gala du cinéma québécois – Meilleur long métrage documentaire (2017)

Gala du cinéma québécois – Best Film Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary (2017)

Hot Docs (2016)

Canadian Screen Awards – Ted-Rogers Award for Best Feature Documentary (2017)

Canadian Screen Awards – Best Film Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary (2017)

Film Festival – International Documentary Film Festival (GZDOC) (2017)

Golden Kapok Screening – True / False Film Festival (2017)

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival – International Film Festival (2017)

DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Film Festival Cork (2016)

FIDADOC – (2016)

International Documentary Film Festival (2016)

International Documentary Film Festival – Doc Alliance Selection (2016)

Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire (2016)

Meilleur long métrage documentaire – Ted Rogers Canadian Screen Awards 2017

Gala du cinéma québécois – Meilleure direction de la photographie (Etienne Roussy) (2017)

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal – Meilleur espoir Québec/Canada (2016)

EBS International Documentary Festival – Prix Spirit (2016)

EBS International Documentary Festival – Prix du public (2016)

Festival international du film – Best Documentary (ex aequo with SHADOW WORLD) in the «TIME OF HISTORY» (2016)

Lake Como Film Festival Jury Prize – Feature Film Competition (2017)

Film Festival Milan – Meilleur long métrage (2016)

Human Rights International Film Festival – Prix du jury- Long métrage ex aequo avec “The Digital Leader” par Adrian V. Eagle (2017)

Human Rights International Film Festival – Prix Circulo Amerindiano (2017)

Film Festival Trente – Prix du jury (2017)

Doc Alliance – Doc Alliance Selection Award in Locarno (2016)

Documentary
Zayne Akyol
Director
Zayne Akyol
Screenplay

Producers Sarah Mannering / Fanny Drew / Yanick Létourneau / Mehmet Aktas / Nathalie Cloutier / Denis McCready
Executive Producer Mitos Films (Irak)
In co-production with National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

With

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Distribution & sales

Distribution Canada ONF
Distribution Eurozoom (France)
International Sales ONF

Technical Credits

Director of Photography Étienne Roussy
Film Editing Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Score Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux
Sound Recording Vincent Laroche Gagnon (Turquie) / Adel Ton (Irak)
Sound Design Olivier Calvert
Sound Mixing Serge Boivin

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