British director Ken Loach sends message to Kobane Film Festival
Ken Loach tells Kobane people "truly inspirational".
Well-known and pluri-awarded British cinema director, Ken Loach, has sent a message to Kobane International Film Festival which opens today in the Rojava city.
Ken Loach, author of some unforgettable films, from Riff Raff to Raining Stones, from Land and Freedom to Ladybird, from Jimmy's Hall to I, Daniel Black, has never refrained from putting the finger on the wound, describing society and the working class and its ongoing struggle against capitalism, exploitation, and for justice and truth.
Ken Loach in his message caught the essence of the Rojava revolution when he said: "Your political achievements are respected around the world and there are many who support you in their hearts, though you may never hear from them".
The full message sent by Ken Loach is as follows:
"I send you my warmest greetings and many congratulations for your new Festival.
Your work in celebrating film, and recognising the power of cinema to bring people together, while you have faced the most unspeakable suffering , is truly inspirational.
Your political achievements are respected around the world and there are many who support you in their hearts, though you may never hear from them.
Good luck for this year's Festival, I am sure it will get stronger year by year.
In friendship and solidarity."