If Only There Were Peace

Documentary | 30' | 2017

co-directed with Carmine Grimaldi
A film production company—comprised of Turks, Kurds, Iraqi refugees and former soldiers of the Free Syrian Army—spend a day in the Turkish countryside, shooting a melodrama about the Kurdish-Turkish conflict.
Dokufest 2017 - Best Short Documentary
True/False Film Festival 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
"If Only There Were Peace is a documentary about making a narrative film, with structural debts to Kiarostami and Panahi’s meta-textual refractions of tragedy and/or filmmaking...Greased along by the playful skill with which scenes are repeatedly recontextualized, If Only There Were Peace builds to a self-indictment of its own practical uselessness."
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