At MESA 2011 in Washington DC, the Kurdish Studies Association sponsored a film at the MESA FilmFest. The Kurdish film, Min Dît, showed Saturday evening at 9pm, with over 50 people in attendance. The director of Min Dît, Miraz Bezar, was on hand at the screening and fielded questions from the audience after the showing of the film.
Bezar explained his thoughts behind with story line and its relationship to Kurdish mythology. He also spoke about the film’s reception in Turkey and obstacles he faced in distributing the film there.
Min Dît (aka The Children of Diyarbakir or Before Your Eyes) was released in 2010.