In Commemoration of Memed Aksoy: Kurdish Film Night

Come join HDK (Peoples’ Democratic Congress) at The Base for a night of films and discussion here in Brooklyn.

For this event, Memed Aksoy’s best friend and comrade, Giran Özcan, will be joining us to discuss his friend’s life and work.

We are gathering to screen two short films: Pepûk, about the dynamics of a Kurdish family with political conflict in the background; and Panfilo, a short film by Memed Aksoy.

Memed Aksoy was a Kurdish revolutionary who grew up in London, where he was active in solidarity work. He founded the website the Kurdish Question, which carries out the crucial work of informing solidarity groups around the world about the Kurdish people’s struggle.

With the outbreak of the Rojava Revolution, he travelled to his homeland of Kurdistan, camera in hand, to document the immense social upheaval and liberation as it happened. In this pursuit, he was martyred during the fight for Raqqa, on September 26th of this year. In his martyrdom he joins many revolutionaries from around the world, including fighters from the US, like Michael Israel and Robert Grodt, communists from Turkey, and villagers from Kurdistan who have been emboldened to defend and take control of their own lives.

Thursday, November 16th