ŞILFÎTAZÎ/NAKED

ŞILFÎTAZÎ/NAKED

Aso has filled her 75 year life with two important occupations. After her close friend Latife who she helped with her labor thirty years ago, she became renowned in the region and became a well-known “Midwife”. She continued this occupation for almost twenty years. Upon Latife’s death, Aso’s second occupation begins. By her dead friend’s request she washes her with her own hands. Thus, she had become a “Dead Washer”. Even though she continues both occupations together for some time, in the last years she quits midwifery and now she only washes the dead.

While Aso travels from the city to the village with her granddaughter Asya when she finds time, and wishes to leave this legacy to someone, at the same time she faces death knowing that she is at the end of her life.

The film follows a Midwife and a Dead Washer and questions life and death through her eyes.

 

ŞILFÎTAZÎ /NAKED

Details

Documentary / 47 minutes 18 seconds / Full HD / Color  / 2015

Language: Kurdish

Screenwriter and Director: Zekeriya Aydoğan

Producer: Zekeriya Aydoğan

Production: Mezopotamya Cinema

Director of Photography: Semih Yıldız

Editing: Eyüp Zana Ekinci, Erhan Örs

Cast: Aso Aydoğan, Asya Aydoğan

Music: Mehmûd Berazî

Sound: Uğur Yönet, Yasin Aslan, Derya Uygurlar

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