DocumentaMadrid 2017

Radio KobanÓ

Reber Dosky
68' / 2016 / Netherlands

Cineteca Madrid Audience Award for the Best Feature Film

Dilovan, a 20 years old Kurdish woman, sets up a radio station in the devastated town of Kobanî, Syria, during the liberation fight against IS. Dilovan's programs, in which she interviews survivors, returning refugees, fighters and poets, bring a sense of belonging to the broken lives of the listeners who need to rebuild the city and their future. Dilovan tells her own story in a message to the child she may have one day. Shot over a period of three years during war and reconstruction in Kobanî, Radio Kobanî is a bitter, intimate and poetic tale of trauma's, healing, hope and love.

Main Festivals & Awards

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016)
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (2017)
Movies that Matter, the Netherlands - Official Selection (2017)
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia - Official Selection (2017)
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival- Act Award (2017)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - National Competition: Beeld en Geluid IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary (2016)

Director's Biography

Reber Dosky (1975, Dohuk/Kurdistan) is a Kurdish-Dutch filmmaker. He has lived in The Netherlands since 1998. He studied Film Direction at the Netherlands Film Academy and completed his studies with The Call (2013) which trace the impact of war and displacement on the relation between a father and a son. The Call won several awards on international film festivals. He achieved his international breakthrough with the short documentary The Sniper of Kobani (2015) awarded at multiple festivals.

More information

Director:Reber Dosky
Language: Kurdish
English and spanish subtitled
Screenplay: Reber Dosky
Photography: Nina Badoux
Edition: Xander Nijsten
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Music: Juho Nurmela
Producers: Dieptescherpte: Jos de Putter
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