Kurdistan: Girls At War – ARTE TV

Kurdish women are fighting back against ISIS

Kurdish YPJ fighters patrolling a hilltop in Jazira canton

German-French TV channel ARTE has produced a documentary titled ‘Kurdistan: Girls at War.’ Directed by Mylene Sauloy, the documentary looks at the military and ideological struggle waged by Kurdish women in Rojava, Shengal and Qandil as well as the history of the women’s movement beginning with the PKK.

From Paris to Sinjar, Kurdish women are taking arms against Daesh (Islamic State) and defending their people. A group of women who refuse to be victims or stand by whilst other women are victimised.