52 min


We Need Happiness

Il nous faut du bonheur

Directing: Alexei JankowskiAlexandre Sokourov


Torn apart by history, the Kurdish community comes back to life each year during the Spring festival, an ancient juvenisation rite that predates Islam. At the heart of our tale, we find Senia, an elderly woman - the head of a large family, living in the village of Gawilan Botan, in the region of Bardarash, about an hour’s drive from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The film is a picture of a Muslim community in the Middle East through the portrait of a woman, a woman who rules her family with an iron hand.
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.