After the engagement of Reko and Pero, the Islamic State attacks their Yezidi village in the Shingal region of Iraqi Kurdistan. At this moment, Reko is working in another town. Some of the villagers flee, others are taken captive, or murdered. The terrorists sell Pero and other young girls on a slave market. When Reko hears about the attack, he searches for his beloved ones. His parents and Pero's family find shelter in a refugee camp but Pero is missing. Finally, Reko finds his fiancée in Syria. But after reuniting Pero with her family in the camp, everyone learns that Pero is deeply traumatized. The nightmare continues and the question remains: Will true love overcome "The Dark Wind"?



Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Iraq

Genre: Drama

Country: Iraq | Germany | Syria | Qatar

Year: 2016

Duration: 92 minutes

Director: Hussein Hassan Ali

Language(s):  Kurdish

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer(s): Mehmet Aktas

Screenplay: Mehmet Aktas, Hussein Hassan Ali

Cinematographer:  Touraj Aslani

Editor: Ebrahim Saeedi

Principal Cast:  Rekish Shahbaz, Dimen Zandi

Dates & Times: October 26, 2017 3:00 PM

October 27, 2017 9:00 PM 

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - THE DARK WIND - Iraq