Come to My Voice (Were Dengê Min)


Manuel Pacheo Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 130
1500 E. University Blvd.
85719 Tucson , AZ


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:00pm to Thu, 06/08/2023 - 5:26pm


Part of the Spring 2019 Spring Series: Tales of the Middle East

Click here to watch the trailer

Director Hüseyin Karabey will be joining us remotely for Q&A after the film!

From Variety (Spoiler Alert in the full review) -

Film poster

A Kurdish girl and her grandmother are placed in the Kafkaesque situation of needing to find nonexistent guns in order to free the girl’s father from a Turkish prison in “Come to My Voice,” a beautifully crafted drama whose traditional storytelling movingly conveys a sense of a community burdened by loss. Making full use of the stunning landscape near Lake Van, in southeastern Turkey, sophomore helmer Huseyin Karabey’s follow-up to “My Marlon and Brando” was practically lost in the Berlinale’s Generation sidebar, but is sure to achieve prominence at other fests.

A Kurdish village gathers around a bard (Muhsin Tokcu), known as a “Dengbej,” to hear the narrative that becomes the film. Just as Berfe (Feride Gezer) is telling her young granddaughter, Jiyan (Melek Ulger), the story of a fox that lost its tail, the Turkish army raids their rustic village, demanding weapons that a spiteful informer claims are hidden in peoples’ homes. The malicious captain (Nazmi Sinan Mihci) has Jiyan’s father, Temo (Tuncay Akdemir), arrested along with all the menfolk, informing the villagers they can free their loved ones if they bring him their weapons.


Hüseyin Karabey

Country of Origin 
France, Germany, Turkey

Kurdish, Turkish (English Subtitles)

Year/ Length 
2014/ 105 min

Leah Crowder


*Due to a Basketball game the same night, we suggest coming early with enough time to get a parking spot*