A portrait of David Roullier, a young Swiss man who joined the Kurdish freedom movement PKK five years ago. Roullier, the son of 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.
Is he an adventurer, a dreamer, an idealist, a hero? Is his commitment visionary or illusory?
'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.
Swiss | 2007 | 54 mins | dir. Mano Khalil