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Resistance is Life (2017)

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From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope.

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Credited cast:
Evlin ... Herself
Newroz ... Herself
Aladdin ... Himself
Hemude ... Himself
Mustafa ... Himself
Enwer Muslim ... Himself
Zuhal Ekmez ... Herself
Ayse Efendi ... Herself
Xelil Bozan ... Himself
Selahattin Demirtas ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arin ... Herself
Azad ... Himself
Delila ... Herself
Diyala ... Herself
Ennio ... Himself
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From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl, EVLIN, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobane against the onslaught by ISIS militants. The power of the human spirit emanates through Evlin as she shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances. Evlin takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of the resistance on both sides of the border and provides a unique look at the extraordinary spirit behind the first major victory against ISIS. Written by Burn a Light Productions

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The director initially went to volunteer in the Syrian refugee camps, and upon meeting eight year old Evlin and hearing from her the story of her people, decided to make this documentary. See more »

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amazing!
14 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

An amazing documentary that touched the deepest level of my heart. There were times I both laughed and cried. I would recommend it to everyone.


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