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Anybody Hear Me: A short film that explores the endangered Kirmancki dialect

18 May 2023

‘Anybody Hear Me’ is a poignant film about the Kirmancki language of Kurdish, which is at risk of linguistic endangerment. Spoken mostly by elderly people, the language decline has interrupted cultural, historical, and psychological transfers between generations. The film showcases the heartbreaking impact of this loss on a grandmother and her grandson, who cannot communicate in her native language. Highlighting the consequences of disconnection from a mother tongue, ‘Anybody Hear Me’ is a moving portrayal of the importance of language and cultural heritage

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A still from the film.

This content was published in the context of the programme ‘Strengthening the capacity of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in Türkiye’ (MARC). Learn more >

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