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Commander Arian

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Commander Arian

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Thursday 19 December 8.30pm Channel 039

On the barren plains of the Syrian countryside, 30-year-old Military Commander Arian leads her battalion of women as they fight ISIS. For her, the armed struggle is the only path to emancipation from a deeply patriarchal society. At her side, director Alba Sotorra documents the liberation of the city of Kobane and uncovers the reality of life at the frontline. Wounded by five bullets, Arian is forced to deal with the wounds of war, both visible and invisible, and to find new ways to fight for women's freedom.