Documentary "Land of Buried Women" to be screened at 14th Mediterraneo Film Festival

The film explores the poignant and impactful narrative of this man's dedication to maintaining the cemetery and honoring the memory of the women buried there, shedding light on a somber yet significant aspect of the region's history.
A poster of the documentary. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
A poster of the documentary. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The documentary film "Land of Buried Women," directed by Rêkewt Heme Tofiq, will be screened at the 14th "Mediterraneo Festival Corto" (Mediterraneo Film Festival) in Italy.

Screenwriter Didar Omer spoke to Kurdistan24 about the documentary on Friday, highlighting its journey and accolades.

"The documentary 'Land of Buried Women' has been screened at many festivals in northeast of Syria (Rojava), the USA, Russia, Italy, and Spain and has received awards," Omer stated.

Discussing the story of the documentary, Omer shared, "The documentary tells the story of a man who worked for 13 years at the cemetery for murdered women whose address was unknown. The man is a gravedigger, a gardener, and a cemetery caretaker."

The film explores the poignant and impactful narrative of this man's dedication to maintaining the cemetery and honoring the memory of the women buried there, shedding light on a somber yet significant aspect of the region's history.