COMMANDER ARIAN: A STORY OF WOMEN, WAR & FREEDOM

2018 Alumni

NYC PREMIERE Faced with the amorphous threat of ISIS, resourceful Commander Arian gathers her all-women Kurdish battalion to rescue enslaved civilians in northern Syria. During the final battle of a two-year campaign to free the besieged village of Kobane, Arian is shot five times. Weaving together footage of the intrepid commander training recruits, the troops in battle and Arian’s long recovery, this empowering film paints a detailed portrait of a woman who is a warrior, a leader and a freedom fighter for a new future in the war-torn region.

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Official Site: https://dogwoofsales.com/commanderarian
Director: Alba Sotorra
Executive Producer: Marta Figueira, Felix Kriegsheim
Producer: Stefano Strocchi
Cinematographer: Alba Sotorra
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Music: Mauricio Villavecchia
Running Time: 81
Language: Arabic, English
Country: Spain, Germany, Syria
Year: 2018