Films

  • Documentary Of Rojava Revolution “ROZA – THE COUNTRY OF TWO RİVER: The documentary is telling the Rojava Revolution, with stories of Assyrian, Kurdish, Arabic people. This people are subjected to the ISIS attacks, on the other hand they are trying to build a communal system like democratic autonomy. This struggle is not easy in a region like Syria, where the war continues and showing the effects on people’s life
  • Documentary on YPJ who rewrote the history of womenWomen’s Defense Units (YPJ) was developed in the Rojava revolution, became an effective force in all three cantons and answered the attacks from the outside as the authentic women’s organisation
  • “Kurdistan: Women At War” Arte tv. German-French TV channel ARTE has produced a documentary titled ‘Kurdistan: Girls at War.’ Directed by Mylene Sauloy, the documentary looks at the military and ideological struggle waged by Kurdish women in Rojava, Shengal and Qandil as well as the history of the women’s movement beginning with the PKK.The documentary is described the channel as follows: From Paris to Sinjar, Kurdish women are taking arms against Daesh (Islamic State) and defending their people. A group of women who refuse to be victims or stand by whilst other women are victimised.
  • Janet Biehl and Ercan Ayboğa discuss political transformations in Kurdistan at the public event ‘Revolutions in Rojava and Beyond: Perspectives on Democratic Transformations’, Brighton, 3 November 2016
  • Beyond War – A Tour of Rojava [Rojava Plan #2]: We’ve cobbled together a collection of footage to give a taste of Rojava. More than an idea, but actual practice.
    In Rojava we discover our dreams and what is possible.
  • Rojava: A democratic system in progress: An introduction video about Rojava, with interviews made in February 2015, in London.about people interviewed:
    Memed Aksoi is an independent journalist/ film maker who contribute in editing the Kurdish question’s website:
    http://kurdishquestion.com/Zaher Baher, also independent from any organisation, has written articles describing their political and organisational structures in further depth:
    http://libcom.org/news/experiment-wes…Zeynep Kurban is fighting through ” Heyval Sor a Kurdistane” for the kurdish civilians to receive international help.
    http://www.heyvasor.com/enHavin Guneser (the 1rst woman interviewed) had organised at the end of the year 2014 a delegation which travelled to Rojava.
    David Graeberg, who is known for his interest for social / anarchist movement like occupy Wall street, and Thomas Jeffrey Miley who also had previous experience in analysing spanish independence
    movement in Catalunya (spain), was part of this delegation and was received by the PYD during 10 days, going in different areas of Rojava.about Rojava:

Inspired by the swiss system, Rojava is manage by cantons

  • Guerrilla Girls of the PKK -Turkey

January 2005
Following a spate of recent attacks, Turkey is desperate to eliminate the PKK. But as this exclusive report reveals, uprooting them from their heavily armed base in Northern Iraq will be difficult.

The PKK have effectively set up their own mini-state in the mountains, complete with dental surgeries and medical clinics and powered by hydroelectricity. This retreat is guarded by an army of 10,000, making it difficult for the Turks to approach. But with American support, Turkey hopes it will finally crush the rebel movement.

  • PKK and their leader – Syria

June 1998

Documentary on the PKK training camps Syria used to host. It includes an interview with the PKK leader Abdullah Oscalan, now in prison in Turkey.

  • PKK Fighters in the Sinjar – with the American Fighter Jordan Matson ! – documentary:
  • Foreigners Fighting ISIS in Syria: The War of Others: Denis Cuspert, aka Deso Dogg, is a German who joined the Islamic State. He’s become a household name for many. However, in this war – in which Germany has been directly supplying weapons to the Peschmerga forces since the attacks on Paris and is more than indirectly involved with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and other Gulf states – hardly anyone is talking about the German civilians in northern Syria that are fighting terror militias.While the German government sends its Tornado jets to Syria without a mandate under international law, we discovered German civilians, as well as other international volunteers fighting with and assisting Kurdish commandos. With AK-47s in hand, they are trying to halt the advance of the Islamic State and set up their own in its place. They’re trying to promote a societal model in which there’s no death penalty, men and women have equal right, freedom of religion exists. The far-left scene in Germany sees this as the most important leftist political project in the world and has therefore pledged its support.VICE journalist, Sebastian Weiss, met up with a German ex-soldier and former Foreign Legionnaire, a 19-year-old Canadian fighter, a mother of four from Poland, an ICOR brigade member, German social workers and a 25-year-old from Saarbrücken, who are deployed under the command of the People’s Protection Units, directly on the front and only 50 kilometers from the IS stronghold, Raqqah.
        • Kurdish Female Fighters – A Day in Syria (Published on Aug 30, 2014)

          Kurds are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world, around 40 million, marginalized with no state of their own. They stretch across an area including Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The only internationally recognized Kurdish entity exists in Iraq with its own regional government, a booming economy, and security forces known as the Peshmerga.

          Until 1991, it was illegal to speak Kurdish in public in Turkey. Broadcasting in Kurdish was banned until 2002, and until 2003, parents were forbidden to give their children Kurdish names. Kurdish-language public education is still heavily contested, with many Kurdish children forced to take classes in Turkish, a language they rarely learn at home.

          The PKK has moderated its demands ahead of expected peace talks, and jailed leader Abdullah Ocallan has renounced violence and abandoned his goal of a separate state.

          Turkey still has a long way to go before Kurds are treated with proper respect, said Raci Bilici, president of the Diyarbakir branch of the Human Rights Association, a Turkish rights group. The government still uses opaque anti-terrorism laws to oppress and detain Kurds, he adds.

  • Art, a pillar of Rojava’s revolution:
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