What are you gonna do when the world’s on fire? Zaynê Akyol observes a fire that burns with seemingly inextinguishable force in Rojek. – – Rojek is a work of poetic inquisitiveness years-in-the-making. The film explores how the state recovers from the aftermath of war. More provocatively, though, Rojek interrogates the longevity of peacetime as Akyol, a Kurd herself, sits down with members of ISIS to learn what motivates them. This absorbing and admirably even-handed documentary looks the beast in the eye to weigh the context, cost, and consequences of fundamentalism.

Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

  • Name in Original Language: Rojek
  • Director: Zaynê Akyol
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2022
  • Length: 127 min
  • Cinematography: Nicolas Canniccioni, Arshia Shakiba
  • Editing: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • Audio: Sylvain Brassard, Arshia Shakiba
  • Music: Roger Tellier-Craig
  • Production: Metafilms


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