The documentary film “Women in War” by Kamal Redouani tells the story of four Syrian women who became the protagonists of the Syrian revolution in March 2011. The film portrays their journey toward freedom, their challenges, and their struggle for a better future amidst a decade of civil war and destruction. Marwa, Loubna, Khaïti, and Mouna share their experiences of being at the forefront of the demonstrations and the consequences of the conflict on their lives.
The film sheds light on the impact of the Syrian conflict on women, who have been among the biggest losers of the revolution. It highlights the brutality of the regime, the imprisonment, and the violence that women have faced, not only from the regime but also from the Islamic State. The film also emphasizes the strength and resilience of these women, who continue to fight for their rights and the rights of their country despite the many obstacles they face.
The documentary has received several selections and distinctions, including being selected at the Luchon Television Creations Festival and the FIGRA International Festival of Major Current Affairs and Social Documentary. It was also selected for the Bayeux-Calvados Prize in 2021. The film is a production of CAPA, with participation from CNC, France Televisions, Procirep, and Angoa-Agicoa. The images were captured by Julian Mören, with additional pics by (AMC: Thaer Mohammed Hasan Kattan). The editing was done by Aurelien Biette, and the original music was composed by Carlos Leiria.
“Women in War” is a moving and powerful documentary that highlights the impact of war on women and their resilience in the face of adversity. It is a tribute to the courage and determination of these women and an eye-opener to the world on the ongoing conflict in Syria. The film is a must-watch for anyone who wants to understand the plight of women in times of war and the power of hope and resilience in the face of unimaginable challenges.