At only 19, Hala fought in one of the Kurdish armed forces’ all-female brigades to liberate her hometown from ISIS. Now, working as a policewoman, she has a new mission: To free her younger sisters from the strict rule of her father. German filmmaker Antonia Kilian had set out to make a portrait of revolutionary feminism in the Middle East, but what she finds is a young woman ensnared in a far more complex situation, where the fight against oppression isn’t only on the battlefield but much closer to home. At a time when fundamentalist forces threaten women’s rights around the world, Hala’s story is urgent and absorbing and serves as a stark reminder of the desperate measures people will take in the search for freedom.
Screenings & Events
Sat, Oct 16 @ 2:00pm CDT
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Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin
- Frank Müller, Antonia Kilian, Guevara Namer, Merja Ritola
- Antonia Kilian, Guevara Namer, Arash Asadi
- Arash Asadi
- Antonia Kilian
- Hala and Sosan Mustafa
- Shkoon ( Ameen Khayer, Thorben Diekmann)
- Doppelplusultra Filmproduktion GmbH, Pink Shadow Films
Cynthia Stone Raskin