Araf

Araf is an essayistic road movie and diary of a ghostly character, Nayia, who travels between Srebrenica and Sarajevo to Mostar in Bosnia. She has been in exile since the war and returns for the 22nd. memorial of the Srebrenica genocide. The film is guided by her diary notes of the journey which merge with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Araf deals with Nayia’s displacement and her return to her home country post-war – that of a constant terror and a permanent standstill, and the friction between displacement and permanence.

Övül O. Durmuşoğlu’s article on Araf

Bosna Hersek Türkiye Yunanistan
47'
2018

Director
Didem Pekün

Festivals
24th Festival on Wheels
Didem Pekün: I Want to Feel