The documentary collective Şopdarên rojê ya çandê have made a short film about Jinwar, the free women’s village in Rojava.
The documentary is called Guziken Hermel, the Hermel seeds, and is a short introduction of the free women’s village and life there, before the Turkish occupation which began on 9 October.
The documentary has been shot by the collective Şopdarên rojê ya çandê.
The presentation of the film says: “Jinwar women’s village is a project to build a free life, to find the future by walking there together, to change the world whilst living in the day to day. Crops are grown, bread is baked, children raised. And a new life carved out.”
Jinwar was opened on 25 November 2017, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Since then it has been the home of dozens of women and children who shared their bread, food and water among themselves.
Communal life in the village has become an example for friends and neighbors. Especially in times of war and attacks against the people, said the filmmakers, “it is important to keep hope and the building of alternatives in mind, because that is what we are struggling for. Jinwar is a good example of this.”