Women of mount Ararat (85 mn)
In Kurdistan, as in most areas of long-term conflicts, women are increasingly present. As if, faced with the murderous madness of men, they now put themselves in the foreground, transformed into human bombs or soldiers. In 1996, the women joining the Kurdish guerrillas of the PKK decided to create their own army, totally independent of that of the men. The film traces the life of a "manga" of women, the basic guerrilla unit made up of six female combatants.
Constantly moving, with no real goal other than that of climbing the next mountain, they watch for an invisible enemy. Between military maneuvers and daily tasks, the intimacy of these women is revealed little by little, revealing, beyond the group, the individual destinies. Where life is a matter of survival, their humanity transcends their status as soldiers and frees them from that of submissive women.
- ACID 2006 - Cannes Film Festival
- IDFA 2004 - Amsterdam
- Nominated for the First Appearance award
- Cinéma du Réel 2005 - mention of the Jury of the Library Prize
- HOTDOCS 2005 - Toronto - In competition
- Grand Prix 2006 - Festival d'Autran