A KURDISH DREAM

ANIMATed explainers FOR INTRO SECTION.

 

CUT BETWEEN TWO PLATES,

ONE - Kae

Kae's-Face-example.gif

Two - THe KURDISH BOOK

SCRIPT, SHOTLIST.

Retaining Kae's voice-

'That is why I'm hear to tell you a story, a very Kurdish story.

[Book enters frame from top, Front cover- 'A KURDISH STORY']

About War, or Peace.

[The book flicks through a series of pages]

It starts in 1916, during the first world war.

[This page reads 1916, a visual of barbed wire and a soldier running traverses the two pages.]

When two men, British and French Diplomats, called Sykes and Picot, met secretly to divide the middle east.

[Sykes on left, Picot on right page, textual aid beneath both. Page Turn]

Thereby cutting right into the heart of Kurdistan.

[Map of Kurdistan prior to Sykes-Picot, lines tracing across its surface and titles to represent Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran.]

They didn't give a damn about the welfare of my people and their homeland. Their only interest was to colonise our land and exploit its oil.

[The Kurdish map becomes flooded with black moving in a liquid motion. The liquid fills both pages and drips off the pages of the book onto Background].

Kurdistan was wiped off the map

[page turn]

The Kurdish people were suddenly stateless, and dispersed across Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

[Kae speaks these last lines, he closes the book.]

[STOCK FOOTAGE BEGINS]