Meryem

A film by

the Netherlands | 16' | 03/2017 | documentary

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.

Reber Dosky

Biography

Reber Dosky (1975, Dohuk/Kurdistan) is a Kurdish-Dutch filmmaker. Living in The Netherlands since 1998, he went studied film direction at the Netherlands Film Academy. He completed his studies with The Call  (2013), about the impact of war and displacement on the relation between a father and a son. The Call won several awards on international film festivals. The short documentary the Sniper of Kobani (2015) brought the international breakthrough of Reber Dosky and was awarded at multiple festivals. His feature debut Radio Kobani (2016) premiered at IDFA where it won the national competition. It played at numerous festivals and won 14 awards a.o. at CPHDOX and Camerimage.

Filmography

  • Meryem – 2017 – documentary
  • Radio Kobani – 2016 – documentary
  • Yezidi Girls – 2016 – documentary
  • One Happy Day – 2015 – fiction
  • Horsepower – 2015 – fiction
  • 4Ever – 2014 – documentary
  • Lokroep / The Call – 2013 – documentary
  • My Good Fortune In Auschwitz – 2012 – documentary
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Crew

Director: Reber Dosky
Screenplay: Reber Dosky
Producer: Jos de Putter
Cinematographer: Reber Dosky
2nd Camera: Nina Badoux
Sound: Taco Drijfhout, Huibert Boon
Editor: Rémi van der Heiden

Festivals

  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (8 – 12 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (15 – 19 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    Dutch Competition
  • VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (1 – 6 June, 2017)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition
  • Art Film Fest Kosice, Slovakia (16 – 24 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Lago Film Fest, Italy (21 – 29 July, 2017)
    Borders Competition
  • Pleinbioscoop, the Netherlands (9 – 27 August, 2017)
    En Plein Public
  • Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany (10 – 14 August, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (11 – 18 August, 2017)
    Official Selection: European Shorts
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (19 – 26 August, 2017)
    Borders Competition
  • São Paulo International Short Films Festival, Brazil (23 August – 3 September, 2017)
    International program
  • Quebec City Film Festival, Canada (13 – 23 September, 2017)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Riga International Film Festival, Latvia (13 – 16 September)
    Short Riga International Short Film Competition SHORT RIGA
  • FESTCURTASBH – Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil (29 September – 8 October)
    Special program: Atravessamentos
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (4-15 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Festival International Signes de Nuit, France (5 – 15 October, 2017)
    International Competition Special Mention Edward Snowden Award & Special Mention International Competition
  • shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Switzerland (18 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Uppsala Short Film Nominee For The European Film Awards
  • Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil (1 – 8 November, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Special Jury Prize
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil (3 – 12 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • l’Alternativa – Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain (13 – 19 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Nice Filmfestival – Un festival c’est trop court, France (12 – 20 November, 2017)
  • EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (16 – 19 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Paris Courts Devant International Short Film Festival, France (16 – 22 November, 2017)
    Docs & Courts
  • Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany (20 – 26 November, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  • Crossing The Screen, United Kingdom (23 – 26 November, 2017)
    Competition
  • Internacional Festival Signos de la Noite, Portugal (23 November – 3 December, 2017)
    Competition
  • China International New Media Short Film Festival, China (25 November – 2 December, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona, Spain (26 November – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Antarctic (1 – 7 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Verín International Short Film Festival, Spain (1 – 10 December, 2017)
    Offical Competition
  • Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition Won: Best Documentary
  • Festival Internacional Signos de la Noche, Argentina (8 – 10 December, 2017)
    Competition
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (12 – 21 January, 2017)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (23 – 28, January 2018)
    International Competition
  • ZagrebDox, Croatia (25 February – 4 March, 2018)
    Out of Competition: State of Affairs
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (14 – 21 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Docudays UA, Ukraine (23 – 30 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (20 – 25 March, 2018)
    Out of competition: Girl Power
  • London Kurdish Film Festival, United Kingdom (13 – 22 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (25 – 29 April, 2018)
    Out of Competition: No Room For You
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Melbourne, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan (4 – 24 June, 2018)
    Non-Fiction Competition Won: Best Short Award in Non-Fiction Competition
  • In The Palace International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria (23 – 30 June, 2018)
    Documentary Competition Special Jury Mention
  • Odense International Film Festival, Denmark (27 August – 2 September, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (20 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, United States (27 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • EUROPANORAMA, European countries (October 2018 – December 2019)
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (22 – 27 January, 2019)
    Documentary Programme