The Other Side of the River

The Other Side of the River

Country/ies
Germany
Production
Doppelplusultra (Germany); Pink Shadow Films
Editor
Lenght
96
Original Language
Original language
Status
Completed
Completed in
2021
Eurodoc Participant
Anna Markovski
Eurodoc Producer
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Year participation
2017
Distribution

In order to avoid a forced marriage, 19-year-old Hala finds shelter across the Euphrates (North-East Syria), at a Military Academy for women. While learning how to fight, she gets inspired by the promise of freeing every woman. After the Kurdish military takes over her city from ISIS, Hala returns as a police force entitled to protect other women in danger. Hala finds herself ready to fullfil her greatest dream: to free her younger sisters from her father’s hand. The threat of a forced marriage and the brutal stories of female oppression lead more and more women to the other side of the river. They are trained in a strict military-style, taught that they have to protect themselves with weapons against the patriarchic society. But is there freedom to be found in a military system in the middle of war?

Festivals & Awards

World Premiere : CPH:DOX (Denmark) - F:ACT Section