“We Need to Take Guns” is the first documentary film about the revolutionary communist and anarchist organizations who comprised the International Freedom Battalion in Rojava. The formation of the International Freedom Battalion was announced on June 10, 2015 in Serê Kaniyê and was inspired by the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. The Battalion has taken part in the major offensives in defense of the Rojava Revolution as a mobile Tabur (battalion) under the YPG/YPJ. This documentary was filmed in the summer of 2017 during the Raqqa campaign. There are discussions about motivations, revolutionary internationalism, strategy and tactics, and some of the little known history, in the West, of the revolutionary organizations in Turkey and Syria.
Saturday, May 26