GRAMNet in partnership with BEMIS is delighted to present this stunning short, MY NAME IS ANIK, by Glasgow based director Bircan Birol.
Details: Documentary: UK (2019) | Colour | Director: Bircan Birol | Languages: Turkish, Kurdish | Running Time: 15m | Subtitles: English | Rating: PG
How many stories can one language hold?
Anik is the only one in the family who can speak Kurdish, the once-forbidden language in Turkey. Since she didn’t want her family to suffer like she had to, she buried Kurdish in her village 54 years ago, and didn’t teach it to anyone in the family. Anik has been forgetting the language ever since.
Bircan, her granddaughter, afraid of loosing her roots completely, always wanted to learn Kurdish. Together, they start a journey to reclaim their mother tongue to remember all the words Anik has forgotten and all the stories that are unspoken. Will their language journey lead them on an actual one?
Join us on the 15th of February at 5:30PM BST at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) for a FREE screening of this stunning documentary, followed by an in person director Q&A with Bircan Birol.