Nisho’s flute

Amsterdam Koerdisch Film Festival

Documentary about an extraordinary friendship, that started with music

Two teenage boys, one Armenian and the other Kurdish, are brought together in through the musical instrument kaval at the time of the Armenian relocation of 1915. The families bonded, and a friendship built on solidarity and support took shape until they loose touch from the 1950’s onwards. 

Nişo’s son, İbrahim, and Zilfo’s daughter, Hatice, have led lives that are almost entirely separate from each other. Each of them narrates their own father’s story, while the kaval masters, who developed their art with Nişo’s kavals, continue to perform their awe-inspiring arts.