Author: Kae Bahar

Kae Bahar After working as an actor with Teatro Avogaria for more than five years and touring many countries around the world, Kae left Italy for England in 1993. With a multilingual background, (Italian, English, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish) he immediately started working in London, appearing in many stage productions, diverse TV dramas and several films. His favourite stage work to date is The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende. Kae’s love for writing resulted in completing three feature film screenplays, entitled SAFE HAVEN, SONG OF FREEDOM and BLINDFOLD SHOES as well as many treatments. In 2005. after living in exile for 25 years, Kae travelled back to Kirkuk three times and as a result he produced and directed his 90 minutes feature length documentary film; RETURN TO KIRKUK/ A YEAR IN THE FIRE. He has also reported and produced several films for Channel 4, BBC, More 4 News and Al Jazeera International. I Am Sami, his first professional fiction short film, was completed at the end of May 2014, and to this date the film had over 150 screenings, winning 53 awards in various International Film Festivals, including 28 times for Best Film and Audience Choice Awards and twice as Best Director. Kae’s next film, A Special Guest was shot in February 2016, ahead of his directorial debut with the feature film, Blindfold Shoes, (www.blindfoldshoes.com), to be the first Kurdish film in English Language targeting the mainstream cinema. No Friends But The Mountains, is his latest feature length documentary film distributed by Journeyman Pictures in 2017.
Kae divides his time between Bath and London. He is married with three children. LETTERS from a KURD is his first novel.


ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE Sept 25th a binding independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan will be held. This will be a historical moment and resonate in international headlines. Letters from a Kurd is a remarkable book about a young Kurdish boy growing up in Kurdistan in Iraq in the 1980s. Confused by […]

Letters from a Kurd