The Road to Diyarbekir

Legendary Kurdish musician Ciwan Haco lives a double-life. An exile, eking out an existence in the small Swedish village of Gävle, he lives with his wife and children. In Gävle he is just another asylum seeker in the cold, snowy landscape. Not many people know that he is a superstar and folk hero among Kurds all over the world.

Blacklisted by the Turkish government for decades, Ciwan’s dream finally comes true. He is invited to give a concert in Diyarbekir the symbolic home for Kurds. In Diyarbekir, news of his arrival has spread and over one million people line the streets and pack the concert grounds awaiting the appearance of their great bard.

Not just a portrait of an artist, the film touches existential questions about home, strife and a refugee’s search for identity in a foreign land.

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