Portrayal of Children in War-struck Regions: A Study on the Movies ‘Turtles Can Fly’ and ‘Bekas’

This paper analyses how the children’s life in the war-struck regions is portrayed in the world movies. The researcher examines two Kurdish movies of global acclaim released in two different decades of 21st century. The movies were dissected based on the portrayal of war-struck regions, portrayal of children’s life, analysis of lead characters, perception of America in Kurdish culture and analysis of climax. The researcher has found out that the atrocities against children were portrayed realistically in these movies. The children who inhabit in war-struck regions express high levels of responsibility, emotional maturity and survival capacity compared to the ordinary children. The human right violation against children is recreated in the movies without exaggeration.

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