Film screening

Sisters Apart

Two German soldiers, a man and a woman, holding machine guns, talk with a Kurdish fighter

Sun, 12.09.2021 7:10 PM

Village East by Angelika

181-189 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003


Language: German, English, Kurdish with English subtitles
Price: Ticket discount with code GERMANFILMOFFICE Registration required

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The German Film Office is pleased to co-present the film Sisters Apart by Daphne Charizani as part of the 5th New York Kurdish Film & Cultural Festival, which will take place at Village East by Angelika September 10-12 and will include film screenings as well as live music, poetry, and talks.
In writer-director Daphne Charizani’s thoughtful drama, Kurdish immigrant and German army soldier Rojda attempts to keep her family together despite the separation caused by borders and military conflicts. After successfully negotiating her mother’s release from a camp for displaced Kurds and returning her to Germany, Rojda sets out to find her missing sister, who is somewhere in Iraq fighting in a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers. In a thinly veiled rescue mission, Rojda volunteers as an interpreter to support the women’s battalion, which leads her to dangerous and surprising encounters.
Sisters Apart celebrated its world premiere at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, as part of the section Perspektive Deutsches Kino.
Im Feuer
Dir. Daphne Charizani
With Almila Bagriacik, Zübeyde Bulut, Maryam Boubani, Christoph Letkowski, Gonca de Haas, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Yiannis Niarros, Lucas Prisor, Ceylan Bulus, Jyana Karami
Germany/Greece, 2020
93 minutes