Ever Since, I Have Been Flying

Aylin Gökmen, Switzerland, 2023, 18’

In Kurdish and Turkish, with English subtitles

Locarno FF 2023, Official Selection; Toronto IFF 2023, Official Selection

Vakıf, a 60-year-old Kurdish man who grew up in a nomadic tribe in the mountains of southeast Turkey, recalls moments from his youth that have shaped his life. He takes us back to his idyllic childhood with his mother, his first love found in a cotton field and lost in the woods, and the mistreatment suffered at the hands of the police, in a cold and dark place.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/856683696

Showtime: Thursday, 9 November, 7:30 PM, Innis Town Hall