MERYEMNetherlands, 2017, 15 min, Colour
Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.
Producer:Jos de Putter
Editing:Rémi van der Heiden
Sound:Taco Drijfhout,Huibert Boon
Reber Dosky (1975, Dohuk/Kurdistan) is a Kurdish-Dutch filmmaker. Living in The Netherlands since 1998, he went studied film direction at the Netherlands Film Academy. He completed his studies with The Call (2013), about the impact of war and displacement on the relation between a father and a son. The Call won several awards on international film festivals. The short documentary the Sniper of Kobani (2015) brought the international breakthrough of Reber Dosky and was awarded at multiple festivals. His feature debut Radio Kobani (2016) premiered at IDFA where it won the national competition. It played at numerous festivals and won 14 awards a.o. at CPHDOX and Camerimage.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Sweden, 2017, Uppsala IShFF, EFA Nominee
Uppsala IShFF, Sweden 2017 - EFA Nominee
Argentina, 2017, Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema, International Competition - Special Jury Prize
Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema, Argentina 2017 - International Competition - Special Jury Prize
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