Rojava Film Commune releases official trailer of film "Kobanê"
The Rojava Film Commune has released the official trailer of the film "Kobanê" by Ozlem Yaşar.
The movie Kobanê by Ozlem Yaşar tells the story of the resistance by the people of the city, who eventually defeated the Islamic State that thought it could easily conquer the important and strategic town at the borders with Turkey.
The Rojava Film Commune, producer of the movie, has released the trailer of the movie which will be premiered in Rojava next week. The release day coincided with the anniversary of the death of filmmaker and revolutionary Mazdek Ararat (Ömer Bağcı) who worked with devotion to accomplish this project.
In 2014, ISIS was at the peak of its strength and controlled half of Syria and Iraq. It was advancing towards the city of Kobanê.
The movie, by Ozlem Yaşar, follows Zehra, who is 32 years old, is part of the female Kurdish forces there. Together with her fellow fighters, they are combating ISIS with all their strength in the rural areas around the city, but ISIS keeps advancing with its brutal forces.
As the war reaches the city centre, Dijwar, the commander in charge of Zehra and the forces in Kobane, frightens and runs away. Zehra, who had already lost many of her beloved comrades, finds herself compelled to become the commander in charge and leads the resistance in the besieged city of Kobanê.
ISIS advance is slowed down with the arrival of Gelhat, an experienced guerrilla fighter, and his comrades who are familiar with urban war. But this lasts only for a while: ISIS, stronger in numbers and weapons, besieges them.
Exhausted, losing territory, becoming fewer in numbers, and about to run out of ammunition, the Kurdish fighters come up with a plan to retake the city. Yet, the plan falls apart when ISIS fiercely launches a crushing attack at them from all sides.
Gelhat and many others fall martyrs, but Zehra and the rest do not give up and resist with all their power. As ISIS members lose their spirit and start to disperse, Zehra leads the break of the siege. The liberation of the city begins.
This is a story of faith, resistance, heroism, sacrifice, love, comradeship, hope, betrayal, immorality, fear, and loss together with the intensity of war and revolution: “Nothing will ever be the same again”.