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OBU Documentary Club: GULISTAN, LAND OF ROSES

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John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

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SCREENING


Country: Canada | Germany

Year: 2017

Director: Zayne Akyol

Writer: Zayne Akyol

Producers: Mehmet Aktas | Nathalie Cloutier | Fanny Drew | Yanick Létourneau |

Cinematographer: Étienne Roussy

Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Runtime: 1hr 26min

Language: Kurdish

BBFC: N/A

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Overview /Sypnosis

They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, Gulîstan, Land of Roses exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.




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