Roj Means Sun
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My thesis project, a 22-minute dramatic film, focuses on the life of ROJIN(12), a young Kurdish-Canadian girl who has just lost her father Agir in a battle in Iraqi Kurdistan. Throughout the film, we follow Rojin as she struggles to cope with his death, eventually finding a new closeness with Beritan, her mother. Roj Means Sun is the story of a young girls struggle to dissociate herself from the protective identity of her mother in order to recreate her identity in a land other than her motherland. Through this story, I want to explore the narrative of Rojins search for identity, which will be told in the context of the human condition of a generation of young immigrant families who have left their homeland due to the suppression of ethnic, religious and socio-political diversities by totalitarian governments.