YPJ thanks Clinton for the Kurdish drama series

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), an all-female force which is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), sent a thank-you note to the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea for their proposal to produce a drama series “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice.”  

Nesrin Abdullah, YPJ Commander-in-Chief started the message with expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the YPJ fighters to the HiddenLight Productions for its idea to produce the TV series.

“Many tried to write or document stories like that of our struggle in Syria, but a few succeeded in excluding a personal perspective and did not reflect the reality for promotional or commercial purposes,” Abdullah said.

Abdullah expressed hope that the “production will reflect the realities on the ground and shed light on our endeavors to bring about a better place for women in the region.”

“We would also be more happy to provide any possible assistance needed to make such production happen,” she added.

Abdullah pointed out that this great project is a “testament for history to be made and told by women.”

“We, the free women of Syria, are making history here; we are fighting on the ground to protect our existence and our rights; and you, in the free world, are documenting this historical event and conveying the reality of the fight for freedom, justice, humanity, and women right to the world,” Abdullah concluded.

On February 16, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon issued her book The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage and Justice about the role of the YPJ fighters against ISIS in Syria.

The book was published by Penguin Random House, a publishing company in New York which is known for publishing valuable books.

The book consists of ten parts of total 254 sheets including details about what the YPJ fighters have experienced alongside with photos of main personalities.

The family of the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s HiddenLight Production Company declared that it granted the right to make a drama series based on the book.

Clinton said that she chose the book, “because it imitates the reality of women, who fought next to men in battlefields defending their lands against extremist groups,” according to BBC.

“They have fought for spreading their own political vision and establishing gender equality in their corner of the Middle East and beyond,” she added.  

Report by Jiwan Shikaki

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