Where is the Land?

Original title : Ka-Var
Type : Fiction

Hussein Hassan; Delbar Dosky; Delfa Orfi Fares; Orfi Fares; Nalin; Maryam; Hassan; Shakhwan  Idrees;
Dejla Roj Halat; Alan Farhad

Director : Hushyar.Z.Nerwayi
Screenplay : Bilal Shaker; Hushyar .z. Nerwayi & Parwiz Chicho
Based on a short story by: Shakhawan Idress
Director of Photography : Shahriar Assadi
Editing : Rajab  Ahmed
Original Music : Harun  Ataman
Sound Recorder : Mohammad Salihe
Sound Mixer : Behruz  shahamat
Set Designer : Hushyar.z.Nerwayi
Make-Up : Massoud Arabi & Behnam Newruze
Production Manager : Bilal shaker
Producer : Shakhawan Idress
Produced by : Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Culture & Youth / Erbil film department – Iraq
Year : 2012
Running Time : 81 min
Shooting format : HD
Screening format : HD CAM, DCP
Sound : SR
Ratio : 1.1:85
Original version : Kurdish
Subtitled in : English or French or Arabic

In a small village near the Iraqi Kurdistan border with Turkey, Bewar’s wife, Bahar, finds herself pregnant with yet another girl. Having two daughters already, Bewar wants a son.
Believing his wife can only produce girls, Bewar decides to take a second wife from a family he knows on the Turkish side of the border.
The father of the prospective wife only agrees to the marriage if Bahar accepts.
Bewar persuades Bahar to come with him and make the dangerous border crossing to Turkey.
On the way, both husband and wife learn to cross their own personal borders as the previously submissive Bahar starts standing up for herself.

Festival debut:
* 18th Kolkata International Film Festival, India, 2012.