YAZIDI D'ARMENIA

YAZIDIS IN ARMENIA, 2015

Plot

Between IX and XX century Turkish persecuted Kurdish of religion Yazida seen as devil worshippers. Some Yazidi communities ran away easterly and arrived in Armenia where even now they live and are trying to preserve their traditions. Yazidi actually worship the Sun and believe in Peacock angel. Survived for 70 years to soviet communism, today they are dealing with humble rural life, poverty, low schooling and young migration. However cultural and religious identity resists, in fact it has built the second world’s biggest Yazida temple in Armenia.

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Direction: Ignazio Mascia

Screenplay: Ignazio Mascia / Dora Biondani

Cinematography: Ignazio Mascia

Editing: Ignazio Mascia

Music: Irma Toudjian / http://irmatoudjian.com/

Production: indipendente

Location: Armenia

Language: Armeno, Curdo/Kurmanji, Inglese

Subtitle: Italiano

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Thursday, June 30th at 21:00 in San Pietro a Pantaniello (Aragonese Castle)

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