CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
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THE DARK WIND

Screening

03/05/2017 6:30pm

The Dark Wind begins with a couple’s happy engagement in a Shingal village—an event rapidly followed by a murderous ambush. The bride-to-be survives the attack but is kidnapped and trafficked. When she finally makes it back home, will she still be considered marriageable material?
ISIS’ campaign to exterminate the Yazidi—a Kurdish religious community whose roots date back to Mesopotamia—is at the heart of Hussein Hassan Ali’s second feature. But The Dark Wind does more than simply memorialize the 2014 Yazidi genocide; it is also a critique of cultural attitudes than span various parts of the Muslim world, particularly with regards to women. This is harsh, but also essential, viewing.

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