Christian STEPHEN & Céline TRICART

USA, 2018 / 7 min / ENG / VR Cinema

An in-depth look at the personal journey of the captain of the Sun Ladies, Xate Shingali, from her roots as a famous singer in Kurdistan to her new life as a soldier on the front lines, risking everything to stop the violence against her people. In 2014, ISIS fighters invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community of Sinjar. The men were killed, and the women and girls taken as sex slaves. Some of the women who escaped started a female-only fighting unit called the Sun Ladies to bring back their sisters and defend the honour and dignity of their people. The audience is faced with the question: “Who would you be and what would you do faced with extreme inhumane violence against the people you love?”

Cast & Credits
Maria BELLO & Céline TRICART