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What the Wind Took Away

A woman sits against a tree, looking at something in the distance

Helin Celik, Martin Klingenböck
2017 | 75 mins
Country of Production: Austria
Country and Culture Featured: Turkey, Yazidi
North American Premiere | Directors in Attendance

In 2015, ISIS massacred and imprisoned tens of thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq. Meet two women who were forced to flee to the mountains with their families and settle into a refugee camp in southeastern Turkey. Their daily tasks—washing, building a kitchen tent, planting a bed of parsley—are overshadowed by the question of how long they will stay in this liminal space.

A Q&A with filmmakers Helin Celik and Martin Klingenböck follows the film.


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