• Commander Arian - A Story of Women, War and Freedom

    Commander Arian - A Story of Women, War and Freedom

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Commander Arian - A Story of Women, War and Freedom

a film by Alba Sotorra

Commander Arian - A Story of Women, War and Freedom

Germany, Spain, Syria | 2018 | 77:00 min

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Documentary
Synopsis
On the front line of the Syrian war, 30-year-old Commander Arian guides a female battalion towards the city of Kobane to release its people from the grip of ISIS in Alba Sotorra's empowering tale of emancipation and freedom. When the war in Syria broke, a group of women from the Kurdish resistance assembled the YPJ – Women's Protection Unit. Arian, who witnessed at a young age the nefarious treatment of sexual assault victims, leads the unit and dedicates her life to battling ISIS. As the YPJ inches closer to their target, she implores her comrades to discover the true meaning of their fight: freedom for the next generation of women. With unquestioned access to the commander and her troops, including delicate scenes of her recovering from multiple bullet wounds, Sotorra brilliantly crafts an enthralling portrait of a woman on a mission. (hotDOCS, Ravi Srinivasan)
Cast and Crew
  • Director Alba Sotorra
  • Producer Stefano Strocchi, Marta Figueira, Felix Kriegsheim, Alba Sotorra
  • Editor Jesper Osmund
Original Languages

Kurdish

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BOEKAMP & KRIEGSHEIM
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