See A Free Movie At Coos Bay Library

The “Friday Foreign Film” series at Coos Bay Public Library continues tonight at 7pm. International film festival favorite “Before Your Eyes” is this month’s feature, a 2009 film from Turkey.

Director Miraz Bezar introduces his film with this statement. “During the civil war of the 90s in Turkey, the Kurdish provinces were declared in a state of emergency and put under military control. Amnesty International claims that over 18,000 politically active Kurdish and Turkish citizens were killed or disappeared during that time. While countries like Argentina and Chile have faced their cruel past, Turkey still stands at a crossroads. Before Your Eyes (Min Dit) is an attempt to bring light into this dark past.”

The political turmoil of life in Kurdish Turkey is reflected in this drama of kids caught in the crossfire. The children are befriended by Zelal, a streetwise kid who has learned survival the hard way, and Dilara, a streetwalker with a soft spot for children. A poignant, haunting film, Before Your Eyes has won numerous festival awards, including Best Director and Best Actress at the 2010 Istanbul Film Festival.

The “Friday Foreign Film” series is normally held on the second Friday of the month and is free to the public. Many of these films are not rated and parental discretion is advised. For more information call 269-1101 or visit

This entry was posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.