Sidik and the Panther

Duration: 83 min
Country of production: Netherlands
Year of production: 2019
Oryginal film language: Kurdish
Director: Reber Dosky
Producer: Jos de Putter

The Persian leopard lives in the rugged mountain landscape of Kurdish northern Iraq. At least, Sidik is convinced it does. Equipped with binoculars and a walking stick, he roams the hills hunting for evidence of this feline species. He has been searching for 25 years in vain. If he spots the leopard, the entire area would be classified as a protected nature reserve. Sidik hopes that this would also put an end to the bombing and murders that plague the region.

Sidik tells the story about the hostile invasions of his home. Along the way he meets poachers, hunters and hikers with whom he shares memories.