Flag Without A Country is a Kurdish documentary-fiction dually following the stories of Helly Luv and Nariman from Kurdistan. Both Helly Luv and Nariman pursue to be a source of strength to their society; a society that perpetually deals with the harsh conditions of life, war and ISIS attacks.
Helly Luv is a Kurdish pop-singer. She wants to promote Kurdistan and bring in international attention while at the same time wanting to give Kurdish people an icon and a sense of community.
Nariman is a pilot who in an accident broke his leg and consequently can no longer fly. He runs a pilot school for the children of Kurdistan, but the parents of some of the children are hesitant to send their kids after hearing of the accident. Nariman is insistent and together with the children they build a civil plane for Kurdistan.
As the two stories intertwine, the difficult conditions of Kurdistan unravel and provide a background to both Nariman and Helly Luv's pursuit to support their society.
Director of Photography:
Bajar and Kardes Turkler
Milad Fezollah Beigi
20th Busan Film Festival 2015
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015
Sundance Film festival 2016
22nd Vilnius Film Festival 2016
Edinburgh International Film festival 2016
Munich International Film festival 2016
Writer & Director Bahman Ghobadi
Production Company MijFilm
Running Time 93min
Country of Production Iraqi-Kurdistan
Date of Completion August 2015
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