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Monthly Screening : Surrounded by ISIS

After the terrorist attacks that hit Paris, Istanbul and Jakarta, the Cinema for Peace Foundation wants to enlight the progress of international resistance against ISIS and presents, in cooperation with ACUDkino, SURROUNDED BY ISIS.


In December 2014 ISIS militants managed to completely surround the town of Sinjar in Iraq. The Yedezi Kurdish residents of the mountain town, which lies about 50km from the Syrian border, are trapped. But they are not beaten. Xavier Muntz was dropped by helicopter into Sinjar and spent three weeks among the inhabitants as they fought for their lives and their homeland.

The resistance force here is made up fighters from many countries and religious groups; all united amongst their common enemy. Fighting alongside each other are Kurds from Syria and Turkey, Christians and Muslims and even an American who contacted them through Facebook. Unusually for such a conservative part of the world there are also women who have enlisted and who fight as fiercely as any of their male colleagues.

We see how life continues surrounded by fierce daily battles. After many massacres of their people, those left here are afraid but defiant against extremists who want to destroy them and their way of life forever.


a documentary by Xavier Muntz

(c) Premières Lignes Télévision / Arte G.E.I.E. / 2015
France I OV w/ eng sub I 52 min
When: Thursday, January 28th, 19.00
Where: ACUDkino, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

Donation based Entrance!

followed by an expert discussion on the resistance of minorities in Middle East countries invaded by ISIS with:
* Mr. Hozan Ibrahim, Citizens for Syria
* Mr Daniel Gerlach, „Zenith“ and Deutschen Levante Verlags
* Mr. Stephan G. Humer, Network Terrrorism Research

A reservation is highly recommended and tickets will be distributed on a first come first basis.
Please click here to RSVP


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