THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER
Part of the London Kurdish Film Festival Strand
In order to avoid a forced marriage, 19-year-old Hala ran away from her jihadist, ISIS supporting family and found shelter across the Euphrates, at the Kurdish Female Military. While learning how to fight, she gets inspired by the promise of freeing more women. When the Kurdish military liberates her hometown from the hold of ISIS, she returns as a policewoman authorised to protect other vulnerable women. Hala finds herself ready to fulfil her greatest dream: to free her younger sisters from her father’s grasp.
Τhe threat of a forced marriage and the brutal stories of female oppression lead women on a journey to the other side of the river, to seek freedom and choice.
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