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My Small Land

Sarya lives between three worlds: Having fled from Turkey to Japan, her small family tries to maintain their Kurdish traditions. On the other hand, Sarya, who arrived when she was five, feels at home in Japan. But then, the family loses its refugee-status. Life becomes unpredictable and their days in Japan seem numbered. A haunting story about the balancing act of finding your place in the world.

My Small Land

Unik lagi menyedihkan. Persebrangan ras yang kontras antara dua bangsa bermata lebar dan sipit (meski sama-sama rumpun Asia), ditengah situasi konflik melanda imigran, My Small Land dengan bertuturnya yang sangat sederhana dan melankolis ajaibnya bisa menjerat pemirsa berkat ekspresi Sarya yang tak muluk-muluk namun pancaran sakit batinnya sungguh luar biasa sekali. Menata dan memulai hidup baru di negeri orang tanpa melupakan identitas leluhurnya dengan budaya, bahasa dan kebiasaan baru (lihat betapa bedanya cara mereka duduk saat makan di lesehan) senyata perbedaan pada tempat mereka tinggal. Namun semuanya bakal disama-ratakan oleh perkataan Ayah pada adik Sarya yang paling kecil, "Batu kurdi, batu jepang, batu dimanapun semuanya sama." Kita sama-sama manusia, hanya cara kita "menjalani hidup yang berbeda." Entah berapa kali film ini menggetarkan hati. Menyedihkan tapi juga sebagai penyemangat agar tetap selalu bersyukur.

Hello and welcome to the seventh row podcast. I am Orla Smith and I'll be introducing this very short bonus episode to you. This episode is a short review of the Japanese film my small land directed by Emma Kawada. And it's actually an excerpt from an episode that we did earlier in the year about the 2022 Berlin Film Festival where this was one of our absolute favorite films, we really fell for it. And since then, we've kind of been worried that it would get completely lost and not find distribution. And so we were really delighted to hear about the new distribution company, Momo films which distributes Japanese films to Canada. And they picked up this film and they have been screening it across Canada, and that run is set to end soon. Or more accurately, it's only just beginning, but it won't last very long to in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox it will be playing on November 9 and the 16th in Vancouver at the cinema tech will be playing on November 4 to the seventh. And in Charlottetown Pei will be playing November 7 and eighth. And in Montreal Cinemathque. It will be playing from the 21st to the 27th. So if you can see it, do you see my small land? If you can't see it, this is still a spoiler free review. And hopefully it will convince you that this is a film worth waiting for. What you're going to hear in this episode is my voice or the Smith, executive editor of Seventh Row and my co host, Alex Heeney, the editor in chief of Seventh Row. Enjoy.

My small land, which is directed by Emma Kawada, who is a protege of Kore-eda. And you can definitely see that in the film, that she is influenced by him. But it's it's a very interesting story, because it is set in Japan, but it's the story of a Kurdish refugee Sarya, who is 17. And who has been in Japan, most of her life, she speaks Japanese fluently, and as occurred, she doesn't really have a homeland, like she was born in Turkey, but she doesn't remember it and, and, you know, the Kurds were colonized. And basically, you know, the land where they live was divided up into other countries. And so, like there is no Kurdish territory, per se. And she also doesn't really have a connection to Turkey, because she doesn't remember it.

She she does explain it to her her boyfriend later in the film. But he hasn't even like heard of Kurds, and she wants sort of the simplicity of just being like German, rather than having this really complicated identity that like, makes her feel rootless, like in any place. That was the end of our episode, our small bonus episode and my small land.

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"Father: There are many rocks where I was bornBoy: Like hereFather: Yes, there is nothing else to do in the villages except play with The stones. These stones and Kurdish stones are the same,There is no difference!!"Kurdistan is a land between Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Although Kurdistan is divided into four parts, but it is 1 land for us and we are proud to be Kurds.We are about 40 million Kurds in the world. One day we will become a country and we will get our rights back from the neighboring countries,Most people in the countries around us say it's like a dream, and I say you are right, but rest assured that one day dreams will come true.

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Sarya ist eine siebzehnjährige kurdische Schülerin aus der Türkei, deren Familie als Geflüchtete in Japan lebt, seitdem sie fünf Jahre alt ist. Ihre Familie versucht auch dort, ihre kulturelle Identität zu bewahren. Trotzdem fühlt sich Sarya auch in ihrem neuen Heimatland Japan zu Hause. Sie ist zufrieden mit ihrem Leben, weil sie Freunde hat und ihre schulischen Leistungen gut genug sind, um sie von einem Studium träumen zu lassen. Ihre Beziehung zu Sota entwickelt sich zu mehr als nur Freundschaft. Doch dann ändert sich ihr Leben radikal, als ihrer Familie der Flüchtlingsstatus aberkannt wird und ihnen damit das Arbeiten verboten ist und ihre Bewegungsfreiheit eingeschränkt wird. Ihr Vater wird wegen illegaler Arbeit festgenommen, der er trotzdem nachgegangen ist, um seine Familie zu ernähren. Plötzlich trägt Sarya die ganze Verantwortung für ihre jüngeren Geschwister und für ihr eigenes Leben.[1] 041b061a72

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