Zaynê Akyol’s first feature documentary, “Gulîstan, Land of Roses,” was selected by 80 international film festivals, earning 50 nominations and winning 12 awards, including the prestigious Doc Alliance Award given at the Locarno Film Festival. In her free time, Akyol is a photographer whose exhibitions have been widely seen. “Rojek” is her second documentary.
“Rojek” is screening at the 2022 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, which is taking place April 28-May 8. Find more information on the fest’s website.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
ZA: “Rojek” encounters members of the Islamic State, as well as their wives detained in prison camps, who are from all
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