In this 2012 production, Hadji, who has been living in the USA is arrested following intel that he has been funding or directing terrorist activities from US soil and is set for deportation to Turkey to face trial.
He tells Firat, the cop from Turkey, mankind has three problems; discrimination which can be solved by love and compassion, poverty, by sharing and ignorance which can only be resolved by education. He had escaped ignorance at Bitlis to go to the US and sadly, he dies as a result of ignorance, in Bitlis.
Hadji says there is one irrefutable truth to every human; to be born and to die. Life is but a bridge that links these two ends and we spend a lifetime trying to bridge this gap.
The acting is generally good. Becker of the FBI thinks all Muslims are terrorists and I don’t know how he expects to get answers from the same Muslims when he goes all macho into a mosque during prayer time and starts barking orders.
If you have 115 minutes to spare, and don’t know what to do with it, then here is something you could do with it.
And a poem
On the day I die, when I’m being carried
toward the grave, don’t weep. Don’t say,
He’s gone! He’s gone. Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets and
the moon sets, but they’re not gone.
Death is a coming together. The tomb
looks like a prison, but it’s really
release into union. The human seed goes
down in the ground like a bucket into
the well where Joseph is. It grows and
comes up full of some unimagined beauty.
Your mouth closes here, and immediately
opens with a shout of joy there.