David the Tolhildan - David der Tolhildan

          Davidê Tolhildan

DAVID the TOLHILDAN

 

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.

 

DAVID der TOLHILDAN

 

Der Dokumentarfilm „David der Tolhildan“ porträtiert einen jungen Schweizer, der sich vor sieben Jahren der kurdischen Freiheitsbewegung angeschlossen hat. Der Sohn eines Universitätsprofessors und ehemaligen Bundesgerichtspräsidenten gab eine sichere Existenz mit westlichem Komfort in der Schweiz auf, um Kraft und Lebenszeit in den Dienst von Idealen des kurdischen Befreiungskampfs zu stellen. Ist David Rouiller Abenteurer, Träumer, Held? Ist sein Engagement Vision oder Illusion?

Der Film regt an, sich mit der eigenen Einstellung zu Unterdrückung, Respekt, Menschenwürde, Freiheit und Gewalt auseinander zu setzen.

 

 

 

Title                                                    David the Tolhildan

With                                                   D. Rouiller, Ursula Rouiller

                                                           Prof. Dr. Claude Rouiller,

                                                           Dr. Nicolas Rouiller and

                                                           Dr. Bahoz Erdal

Art                                                      Documentary film

Format                                               Digi Beta 16:9  - Colour

Film versions                                     Digi Beta, Beta SP, DVD and

                                                           VHS,PAL and NTSC

Original language                               French, German and Kurdish

Other version                                     English, German and French

Year of production                             2007 - 08

Co-production with                             Swiss TV SF, TSR und TSI

Sound                                                Ran Kurdo, Lilly Gurzeler,

                                                           Rolf Büttikofer

Music                                                 Kurdish folk, Peter Scherer Editing                                                Daniel Gibel

Script, Camera and Direction            Mano Khalil

 

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