Vendetta Song

Vendetta Song

| 52 min

This short documentary follows Montreal filmmaker Eylem Kaftan as she travels to Turkey in an attempt to unravel the 30-year-old mystery of her aunt Guzide's murder. As she searches for clues and closure, she encounters antiquated customs in a Kurdish culture she's never known. She knows that her aunt was the victim of a senseless vendetta killing and as she ventures from village to village she pieces together the woman’s final days and closes in on the identity of her killer.

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  • director
    Eylem Kaftan
  • producer
    Abbey Jack Neidik
    Irene Angelico
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
    Alberta Nokes
  • editor
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
  • writer
    Eylem Kaftan
  • original music
    Lance Neveu
  • narrator
    Eylem Kaftan
  • sound editing
    Mario Choquette
  • sound mixing
    Éric Tessier
  • music editing
    Éric Tessier
  • research
    Eylem Kaftan
    Craig Segal
    Patrick Moss
    Zeynep Calasin

  • Bob3

    I was struck by the power dynamic between the inner world and outer world of their culture. The struggle of the emotional inner world against the outer world of social constructs takes on a mythological dimension in Guzide's story.

    Bob3, 1 Jan 2016
  • spearhead

    Talks about the results of a culture, lacks the reasons behind that doomed culture.

    spearhead, 10 Dec 2012
  • anneonbowen

    A very personal and moving journey into the filmmaker's family history.

    anneonbowen, 19 Jan 2012
  • ronbar

    a very emotional movie.sad but still one that should be shared.thank you.

    ronbar, 22 Apr 2010