Producer's Note „RESEBA – THE DARK WIND“ : Mehmet Aktas
RESEBA is the Kurdish expression for the sudden approach of a so called “dark wind” causing hunger, misery and death. For this reason, the Yazidis name the ISIS fighters RESEBA as well.
In summer 2014 I was working with director Hussein Hassan on a new feature film in Iraqi Kurdistan when the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked Iraqi MOSUL regions. In a minimum of time, Duhok region in North Iraq became a safe harbor for thousands of refugees.