In 2014 the two Kurdish students Jenkidar and Hussein start a journey with an unexpected amount of life changing twists and turns. It takes them from a careless student life in Beirut to their beloved hometown of Kobani. Here they pick up video cameras for the first time in their lives and document the Kurdish resistance against ISIS.
One by one they introduce us to their family and friends, who one by one become victims in the almost impossible defence of the city. As the battle intensifies it is not possible for Jenkidar and Hussein to stay in Kobani. They must flee in order to survive and end up as refugees in Barcelona and Paris.
As they come to terms with their new situation and the experiences from their journey, they realise that they are transformed for life. Despite being painful, they must tell the world about their family and friends, so they did not die in vain.

Category Documentary
Director Manal Masri
Production Auto Images
Country Sweden
Format Full HD, DCP
Runtime 52 / 71 min
Year 2022
Broadcaster SVT, NRK
Language Kurdish, English, Spanish
Subtitles English
Genre Geopolitics, Human Interest, Politics, Society


  • Tempo Documentary Festival, Competition, Sweden (2022)
  • New York Kurdish Film Festival, USA (2023)

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  • Theatrical Release Sweden via Doc Lounge (Nov 25, 2022)

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