FILM AND DISCUSSION

FILM & DISKUSSION: COMMANDER ARIAN

A conversation with Alba Sotorra and Helin Çelik

“How does a democratic experiment work that is carried out by women in middle of a war? What are the challenges of the presence of the female figure in a political context of armed conflict?

The discussion raises awareness for the resistance movement taking place in the cantons of Rojava (Northern Syria), where women participate on all levels of decision making in building a new society with rights for ethnic minorities, the freedom of religion, women’s rights and ecological principles in the middle of a war zone in the Middle East. It aims to reflect the complexity of Kurdish feminism and the armed resistance of women to abolish the state authority.

Discussion in English.
This programme was curated in collaboration with Helin Çelik