As the forces of ISIS and Assad tear through villages and society in Syria and Northern Iraq, a group of brave and idealistic women are taking up arms against them-and winning inspiring victories. Their dream: To create a Democratic Syria, and a society based on gender equality. These women are carrying on a movement with roots that run 40 years deep in the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey. GIRL'S WAR, directed by Mylène Sauloy, honors the legacy of Sakine Cansiz,co-founder of the PKK who was assassinated in Paris in 2013, and reflects on the sacrifices made by all of the women in the movement, who have endured jail, rape, war, and persecution in their quest to liberate their lives and sisters from male dominance. With scenes of solidarity, strength, and love between these brave women soldiers, GIRL'S WAR is a surprising story of women who fight in the wars and that are of the resistance. It is Middle Eastern feminism on the front lines.
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