Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun)
Written & directed by Eva Husson
Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin, Evin Ahmad
Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April
This is a war film unlike any other that you will see, written and directed by a woman, focusing on a squad of the Kurdish autonomous women’s protection units (YPJ). The systematic female enslavement and mass rape by ISIS are its subject matter.