I am Wounded
Orkan Bayram (Turkey)
Col/ 28'02" /In Kurdish with English subtitles
Aram and Mihemed, a pair of teenage brothers, earn a living through collecting recycling paper. Their father lost a leg in a terrorist attack while working for the American army. The boys cruise the streets of the city of Erbil in Kurdistan, Iraq. Depicting their everyday struggle to make ends meet, the camera stands by in the plight of these wounded men and boys.
I am Wounded is a story of coming-of-age. Aram and his little brother Mihemed are struggling to become men in this city.The wounds of this country are to be healed. As the skyscrapers rise, poverty rises along. The most important aspect of life is family. The dangers of the city are muted inside the comfort of home, until the next day starts rolling.
We wanted to show that despite the looks, there is a deeper complexity in life.