Vendetta Song

Vendetta Song

| 52 min

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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. Vendetta Song is produced by DLI Productions in co-production with the NFB.

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Vendetta Song, Eylem Kaftan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Eylem Kaftan
  • producer
    Abbey Jack Neidik
    Irene Angelico
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
    Alberta Nokes
  • editor
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
  • writer
    Eylem Kaftan
  • original music
    Lance Neveu
  • associate producer
    Eylem Kaftan
    Patrick Moss
  • narrator
    Eylem Kaftan
  • additional writer
    Irene Angelico
    Jeremiah Hayes
    Craig Segal
  • additional editing
    Louise Côté
    Eylem Kaftan
  • assistant director
    Craig Segal
  • additional camera
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • photographs
    Eylem Kaftan
    Craig Segal
  • musician
    Stéphane Allard
    Jean-François Ouellet
    Dave Gossage
    Jason Lang
  • video post-production
    Digital Cut Postproduction
  • online editor
    Ghislain Bergevin
  • on-line supervisor
    Patrick Clune
  • on-line coordinator
    Stéphanie Lemieux
  • assistant on-line editor
    Yannick Desrochers
  • sound post-production
    Le Studio Harmonie
  • sound post-production coordinator
    Nathalie Tremblay
  • sound editing
    Mario Choquette
  • sound editing services
    Audio FX
  • sound mixing
    Éric Tessier
  • music editing
    Éric Tessier
  • production coordinator
    Tania Cooper
    Zeynep Calasin
    SB Edwards
    Michelle Diamond
  • research
    Eylem Kaftan
    Craig Segal
    Patrick Moss
    Zeynep Calasin
  • translation
    Zeynep Yas
    Alexandre Barazi
    Félix Houde
    Lili Charoeva
    Hind Benchekroun
    Ghislain Bergevin
  • transcription
    Tania Cooper
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • closed captioning
  • production accountant
    John Chretien
  • legal services
    Heenan Blaikie L.L.P.
    Shari Segal
  • insurance
    Taillefer Desjardins inc.

  • 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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