Kurdish film ‘A Flag Without a Country’ will be screened in Japan

FUKUOKA (Japan) — The Kurdish film ‘A Flag Without a Country’ by Bahman Ghobadi will be shown at Fukuoka 2016 Film Festival in Japan which is set to be held on September 15.

Ghobadi’s work, “A Flag Without a Country,” portraits two individuals, a singer and a pilot who reach out to a number of the young Kurdish refugees that have recently arrived in Iraq from Syria. His aim is to depict the creativity of the Kurdish people and their resilience which walks a thin line between despairing and inspiring.

Fukuoka Audience Award which is the main award of the Fukuoka Festival will be given to the best director of the festival by the audience in order to encourage development in Asian screen.

The Fukuoka Festival opening is scheduled on September 15, which focuses on Asian films.

‘A Flag Without a Country’ was previously shown at The East End Film Festival, one of the UK’s biggest film festivals, which was held between June 23 to July 3, 2016 in London.