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Resistance is Life (2017)

PG | | Documentary | April 2017 (USA)
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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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Apo W. Bazidi

Writer:

Apo W. Bazidi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Evlin Evlin ... Herself
Newroz Newroz ... Herself
Aladdin Aladdin ... Himself
Hemude Hemude ... Himself
Enwer Muslim Enwer Muslim ... Himself
Zuhal Ekmez Zuhal Ekmez ... Herself
Ayse Efendi Ayse Efendi ... Herself
Xelil Bozan Xelil Bozan ... Himself
Selahattin Demirtas Selahattin Demirtas ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arin Arin ... Herself
Azad Azad ... Himself
Pouyan Bokaei Pouyan Bokaei ... Himself
Delila Delila ... Herself
Diyala Diyala ... Herself
Ennio 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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kurdish | children | syria | See All (3) »

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Country:

Turkey | USA | Syria

Language:

Kurdish | Turkish | Arabic | English | Italian

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April 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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An amazing film. Please go see it!
24 August 2017 | by aedevineSee all my reviews

Truly, I am awestruck by this film. It is so moving and eye-opening and inspiring. To see something as massive as war through the eyes of a rambunctious, delightful eight-year old girl is so revelatory. At its core, this film is about the fundamentally human capacity for perseverance and hope. I did not expect to feel so hopeful after watching a documentary about the resistance movement, but this story is a powerful reminder of what dedicated people can accomplish together. Particularly women! Evlin is so charming and funny and wise. And thanks to Apo for bringing a story like this to western audiences. There are million reasons to go see and support this film!


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