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ZER

by Kazim Öz

synopsis

Zer is the story of a song, whispered to Jan's ear on his grandmother's deathbed. A survivor of Dersim Massacre, Zarife hid her identity, her past in her memory of this song. Raised in NYC, Jan begins a journey through Kurdistan, searching for his grandma's past and his own self.

international title: Zer
original title: Zer
country: Germany, Turkey, United States
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Kazim Öz
film run: 113'
screenplay: Kazim Öz
cast: Ahmet Aslan, Haleigh Ciel, Füsun Demirel, Jeffery Desalu, Tomris Incer, José Ramón Rosario, Teresa Anne Volgenau, Nik Xhelilaj, Bülent Çolak, Güler Ökten
cinematography by: Eyüp Boz, Feza Caldiran, Orçun Özkilinç
film editing: Thomas Balkenhol, Kazim Öz
art director: Babak Tahmili
music: Mustafa Biber
producer: Turan Tokel, Kazim Öz, Meral Balik
co-producer: Adnan Hilton Pehlivan
executive producer: Meral Balik
associate producer: Adnan Hilton Pehlivan, Zülfiye Akkulak, Ismail Öz
production: Köz Film (TR), Newa Film (TR)