commander arian

Watch the Commander Arian documentary on iwonder. In the Syrian countryside, 30 year-old military commander Arian leads her battalion of women as they fight ISIS. For her, the armed struggle is the only path to emancipation from a deeply patriarchal society. At her side, director Alba Sotorra documents the liberation of the city of Kobane and uncovers the reality of life at the frontline. Wounded, Arian is forced to deal with the wounds of war and find new ways to fight for women’s freedom.