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Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, are preparing for their wedding when ISIS fighters attack their village, capturing Pero, along with other women and girls. As they are sold as slaves and subjected to the most horrifying abuses, Reko holds onto hope that he will find his fiancée and that they can be together again. Can their love endure the unthinkable? This powerful drama, winner of the Best Film prize at several festivals, is the first narrative feature to deal with the genocide of the Yazidi people, the much-persecuted ethnic and religious minority from the Shingal region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Chilling and potent, The Dark Wind is not to be missed.
Source: Jacob Burns Film Center
2016. 92 m. NR. Iraq/Germany/Syria/Qatar. Kurdish with subtitles.