David the Tolhildan
Documentary - 54 Minuten, 2006
|Sprache||Französisch / deutsch / kurdisch|
|Produktion||Mano Khalil, Swiss TV SF, TSR und TSI|
|Regie, Buch||Mano Khalil|
|Ton||Ran Kurdo, Lilly Gurzeler|
|Musikkomposition||A. Shahrax, Peter Scherer|
The documentary film “David the Tolhildan” is a portrait of a young Swiss man who joined the Kurdish freedom movement seven years ago. Rouiller, the son of a university Professor and a former President of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, gave up a comfortable and safe existence in Switzerland, and the amenities of a western lifestyle, to commit his life and strength to the ideals of the Kurdish freedom fight in Turkey.
Is he an adventurer, a dreamer, an idealist, a hero? Is his commitment visionary or illusory?
The film “David the Tolhildan” encourages viewers to confront their own outlook on oppression, respect, human dignity, freedom and violence. It also provides an impressive, realistic and up-to-date view of the current situation of the Kurdish freedom movement.