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  • Tue

    A Film Screening and Discussion: The International Volunteers with the Kurdish YPG

    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The Philadelphia Rojava Solidarity Network Presents:

    A Film Screening and Discussion

    The International Volunteers with the Kurdish YPG

    In the summer of 2017 the Kurdish revolution in Northern Syria was in full swing. Aside from politically transforming their homeland under the principles of direct democracy, gender equality and ethnic pluralism, the Kurdish People's Defense Forces (YPG), under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces, have surrounded the ISIS capital of Raqqa. ISIS, who had viciously attacked the Kurdish city of Kobani just two years earlier, were now on the defensive. Amongst the mines and rubble, a group of international volunteers under Kurdish command push deep into Raqqa city, eventually leading to the surrender or ISIS. This is their story.

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