Mother tongue (+ Hope)

Amsterdam Koerdisch Film Festival

Documentaries about the Kurdish language

A century after establishing modern schools and four decades after adopting Article 15 of the Constitution in Iran, the right to mother tongue education has not still made official progress and has a state of ambiguity. Despite many obstacles and complex paths, civil society activists and language teachers are still trying to help children and students who have been deprived of learning Kurdish.

This screening includes the short Hope (Mozhgan Kavousi, 2023, 15 min): a fictional documentary that engages with the danger of annihilation of Kurdish language among the Kurdish people who have been migrated to Kelardasht (region in Mazandaran province of Iran) during the past centuries.