Vendetta Song

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.

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Eylem Kaftan
Abbey Jack Neidik
Irene Angelico
Germaine Ying Gee Wong
executive producer
Sally Bochner
Alberta Nokes
Jeremiah Hayes
Diane Carrière
Eylem Kaftan
original music
Lance Neveu
Eylem Kaftan
sound editing
Mario Choquette
sound mixing
Éric Tessier
Eylem Kaftan
Craig Segal
Patrick Moss
Zeynep Calasin


  • Bob3

    “I was struck by the power dynamic between the inner world and outer world of their culture. The struggle of the emotional inner world against the outer world of social constructs takes on a mythological dimension in Guzide's story.” — Bob3, 1 Jan 2016

  • spearhead

    “Talks about the results of a culture, lacks the reasons behind that doomed culture. ” — spearhead, 10 Dec 2012

  • anneonbowen

    “A very personal and moving journey into the filmmaker's family history.” — anneonbowen, 19 Jan 2012

  • ronbar

    “a very emotional movie.sad but still one that should be shared.thank you.” — ronbar, 22 Apr 2010

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