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The Women’s Protection Unit are the most successful fighting force opposing ISIS, follow commander Arian as she leads an operation to end the two year-long siege of Kobane, Syria

The Women’s Protection Unit are the most successful fighting force opposing ISIS, follow commander Arian as she leads an operation to end the two year-long siege of Kobane, Syria

On the barren plains of the Syrian countryside, 30 year-old military commander Arian leads her battalion of women as they fight ISIS.

For her, the armed struggle is the only path to emancipation from a deeply patriarchal society. At her side, director Alba Sotorra documents the liberation of the city of Kobane and uncovers the reality of life at the frontline. Wounded by 5 bullets, Arian is forced to deal with the wounds of war, both visible and invisible, and to find new ways to fight for women’s freedom.

CAST & CREW
  • Director
    Alba Sotorra/
  • Producer
    Stefano Strocchi/
  • Editor
    Jesper Osmund/
  • Executive Producers
    Marta Figueira/ Nils Bökamp/ Felix Kriegsheim/