The fight for a Kurdish state has been led for over forty years by wealthy landowners.
But now a new force has emerged; the PKK, or Kurdish Workers’ Party. This film follows the PKK as they move along the mountainous border between Turkish and Iraqi Kurdistan. The border between Turkey and Iraq has been swept away by the UN-declared safe-haven and the PKK are garnering support from Iraqi Kurds. The PKK teach a Maoist philosophy to their recruits and, uniquely among Middle Eastern people, the women study, live and fight along with the men.
A film by Mark Stucke.