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In the rough mountains and deserts of Kurdistan is an all-female guerilla brigade fighting ISIS. The battlefield is one of the only places these women can escape constricting gender roles. Fierce and proud, they instill fear in their enemy, not only for their bravery and skill, but also because, for ISIS soldiers, dying at the hands of a woman means they'll never reach paradise. Opening up to filmmaker Zaynê Akyol—who particiapted in Pitch In here at Hot Docs—these militant members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are united by a vision of freedom in every sense, putting their lives at risk for what they believe in.

Director Zaynê Akyol will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

January 15, 2018 6:30pm
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