A little Kurdish girl tries to put a smile back on her grandmother’s face after the disappearance of her television, her only window into the world.

Director's Statement

As a Kurdish director who lives in Turkey, I had to film all my movies in Turkish to this day. The main reason behind this is the pile of obstacles that raised before me anytime I wanted to tell stories in Kurdish and the fact that the state policy blocked me from being funded. In consequence, I have always found myself in a place where I created and imagined my stories in Kurdish but had to shoot in Turkish. However, with my THINGS UNHEARD OF titled film, I intend to tell a story in my own mother tongue backed by the culture that I was born and raised in.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ramazan Kiliç

Written by: Ramazan Kiliç

Produced by: Ekin Koç

Cinematography: Sebastian Weber

Editing: Abdullah Enes Ünal

Production Design: Sedat Çiftçi

Costume Design: Sirin Eda Duman

Original Score: Xebat Asmi

Sound: Ilker Rukan, Murat Onur Öner

Visual Effects: Engin Cebiroglu

Cast: Elanur Kiliç (Sevin), Reyhan Kiliç (grandmother), Sükran Akti (mother), Muhammed Ali Kiliç (Remo)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2023