Resistance is Life (2017)

PG   |    |  Documentary

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From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope.




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20 March 2020 | Miriam34n
strong and exciting, a great teaching
Obviously I am just a simple spectator, this work is very important for humanity, and that's how we can change the world with a movie like Resistance is Life. And many more people should see it! There is also something very deep in this film related to beauty, beauty in spite of everything. There is very beautiful photography, there are strong but extremely beautiful images, and I also loved the way the film manages to capture the beauty of the people. And then I also loved the concept of resistance that comes out above all from the strength of children, from their desire to continue smiling. And while you are there to watch the injustices suffered by the people, there is Evlin, who speaks like an adult and upsets you and gives you hope. They are truly adult-children, who mix wisdom with naivety. The choice to tell the story from the point of view children, I think it is a brilliant key. Because indeed they are the symbol of resistance. The film manages to capture some really interesting moments, with a delicate and attentive eye. I asked myself several times: but how did the filmmakers manage to be there at that moment? Your testimony is resistance. I also really liked how the role of the family emerges. Very often I wonder how other cultures live the concept of family, how a family can survive such difficult situations. Your portrait is exemplary. The feelings that come out are universal, they touch us, they involve us and make us feel so close to those people. Such an effective portrait teaches our West a lot. But seeing this documentary opened my eyes. Especially on the involvement of children in the catastrophe that has been going through Syria for nine years. So, thank you for your time.


Release Date:

April 2017


Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, English, Italian

Country of Origin

Turkey, USA, Syria

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