Nicola Valley Film Society presents “Girls of the Sun” (Rated PG, France 2018, with subtitles) on Monday 21st October at 7pm at the NVIT Lecture Theatre.
A rousing story about Kurdish female fighters in Iraq, a surprising phenomenon that is not that well chronicled in the West. It is based on true events that occurred in 2014. Mathilde is a war correspondent who embeds herself with a female unit of Peshmerga fighter in the Daesh battleground of Northwestern Kurdistan in Iraq. Most of the women there are survivors and former sex slaves, following the massacre of their families and loved ones. A woman named Bahar is their leader, and they are fierce fighters, propelled by their personal suffering to fight back against the oppressors who have attempted to destroy their villages and especially their families. But they are also women, and their shared camaraderie and personal back stories add an extra layer of humanity that might not be found if the film were about male fighters. This is a film that challenges our expectations.
Tickets are $5 and memberships for the 2019/2020 season are $2 and are available at the door. Free parking. No food or drinks allowed in the theatre. For more information phone 250-378-5190.
|Event Date||10-21-2019 7:00 pm|
|* Phone Number||250-378-5190|
|* Location||Nicola Valley Institute of Technology|