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Vendetta Song

Vendetta Song

| 52 min

Eylem Kaftan regarde les rues animées d'Istanbul par la fenêtre de sa chambre d'hôtel. Elle se prépare pour un voyage de 1000 kilomètres, qui la conduira au coeur du territoire de ses ancêtres kurdes. Dotée de quelques indices, d'une vieille photo de famille et d'un brûlant désir de découvrir la vérité, la cinéaste montréalaise se rendra au coeur de la Turquie pour éclaircir un mystère vieux de 30 ans, le meurtre de sa tante Guzide. Vendetta Song est produit par DLI Productions en coproduction avec l’ONF.


Credits
  • direction
    Eylem Kaftan
  • producer
    Abbey Jack Neidik
    Irene Angelico
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
    Alberta Nokes
  • editing
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • None
    Zoe Dirse
    Irene Angelico
    Jeremiah Hayes
    Craig Segal
    Louise Côté
    Eylem Kaftan
    Digital Cut Postproduction
    Patrick Clune
    Le Studio Harmonie
    Audio FX
    Moira Keigher
    CNST
  • location sound
    Diane Carrière
  • text
    Eylem Kaftan
  • original music
    Freeworm
    Lance Neveu
  • associate producer
    Eylem Kaftan
    Patrick Moss
  • narration
    Eylem Kaftan
  • assistant director
    Craig Segal
  • stills
    Eylem Kaftan
    Craig Segal
  • musician
    Stéphane Allard
    Jean-François Ouellet
    Dave Gossage
    Jason Lang
  • online editor
    Ghislain Bergevin
  • coordinator
    Stéphanie Lemieux
  • assistant editor
    Yannick Desrochers
  • music recording studio
    Le Studio Harmonie
  • coordinator - sound post-production
    Nathalie Tremblay
  • sound editing
    Mario Choquette
  • music editing
    Éric Tessier
  • sound mixing
    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
  • transcripts
    Tania Cooper
  • production accountant
    John Chretien
  • lawyer
    Heenan Blaikie L.L.P.
    Shari Segal
  • broker
    Taillefer Desjardins inc.

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Education

Ages 14 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

One of the men in the film says that "Men are in charge here." What does that mean? Students can look at Canadian history and explore how similar attitudes were challenged in the 20th century (examples: the vote, education, work, moral codes, etc.). How did the process of change take place? What is to be done if anything is to change in places like these villages? Is it up to us to impose change?

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