I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »
Mossad agent Naomi is called back from sick leave and assigned to a "babysitting" job. Under a new identity, she heads to Germany to protect Mona a beautiful Lebanese informant, whom ... See full summary »
Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.
Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents' who offers to "tickle" her ? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was ... See full summary »
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »
A 50-year-old who is over-invested in humanitarian work is competing in the social center where she works. She will then embark her students in literacy class, with the help of a pretty ... See full summary »
In 2014 ISIS/ISIL forces killed, captured thousands of Yazidi & forcing hundreds of thousands to flee. Kurdish forces along w/an Obama ordered airstrike (contrary to another politician's abandonment of American ideals) fought to save their lives. This film is a fictionalized retelling based on interviews w/Kurdish female fighters (many who had escaped from ISIS). Another part of the film's story is an embedded journalist based on the real life of Marie Colvin (Film based on her life: "A Private War").
Criticisms: Could have used subtitling for English besides the other languages. The horror of ISIS killings & rapes were not shown on purpose (we see aftermath of one), but I think we need to see it more graphically to be moved to action. Mostly filmed in the country of Georgia - would have been more forceful if filmed in a post-ISIS area.
Other films of Kurd female bravery: "Peshmerga", "Gulistan, Land ...", "Meryem" (short), "Commander Arian", "Her War: Women ...", "Fear Us Women" (short), "On Her Shoulders".
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