Tag: isis

An extremist self-portrait
(Exit)

How do you opt out of a community that expects life-long allegiance and responds to dissenters with brutal retributions? In Exit, Karen Winther depicts the hazardous struggle for liberation.

Tell the world
(Under the Wire)

The documentary Under the Wire provides a first hand account of what really transpired during the early days of the war in Syria during the siege of Homs and the attack that killed war correspondent Marie Colvin.

What was lost in the battle of Mosul
(Isis, Tomorrow)

The hard times in Mosul are not over. The city that lived three years under Isis is now faced with a destructed infrastructure – on both a physical and social level.

From a war reporter’s point of view
(Dying to Tell)

Dying to Tell is a portrait of Spanish war correspondents around the world, retelling the sense of thrills associated with adrenal warfare, as well as the traumas experienced during war and in its aftermath.

The female Kurdish fighters
(Commander Arian)

Film director Alba Sotorra spends five months at the Kurdish frontline in Syria following the life and struggle of the female Kurdish fighters belonging to the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ).

The power and growth of surveillance
(The Maze)

Democracy is at stake as the surveillance industry gains influences in the life of private citizens. But the protection of privacy still seems possible.

Aleppo’s fall from the inside
(Aleppo’s Fall)

Aleppo’s Fall documents the conflict in Syria from the ground, and gets dangerously close to the dramatic events as the country’s capitol is about to fall.

The War With No Frontline

SYRIA: «Yes, this area is under our control,» says a logistician of the Ahrar al-Sham, while pointing at a checkpoint on the map in front of him. «But to be honest, if I were you, I would stay away. People who have gone through this way, have gone missing.»

The fight for Kobani
(No Place For Tears)

One of the main parties fighting ISIS in Syria at the moment are the Kurdish militias, among whom are the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ).

The Justified War
(Peshmerga)

Kurdish Peshmerga-fighters are fighting against ISIS in Northern Iraq. If they are able to show that they are a source of stability in the region, they will be able to garner more support for their freedom fighting, believes controversial philosopher and documentarist Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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