May 14, 2018
This week, we feature Spanish filmmaker, Alba Sotorra. Her work
primarily focuses on stories of genuine characters that reflect on
controversial issues. Through creative documentary, she aims to
open spaces for reflection and discussion to facilitate
understanding of the world in constant change. The world premiere
of her latest documentary, Commander Arian - A Story of Women,
War and Freedom is premiering at the HOT DOCs festival.
The documentary follows the Kurdish resistance in Syria and
Commander Arian Afrin in the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ) with her
fight against ISIS. KayRay sits with Alba to discuss the struggles
of documenting in a war-zone place, women empowering women and
their ultimate fight against patriarchy in Syria as a
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