ÖZLEM ARZEBA

Ozlem Arzeba was born in 1980 in Êlih (Batman, North Kurdistan). Since 1997 she has been working as an actress and screenwriter. As well as in theater, she was also interested in literature and cinema. The director published a book of poetry called Elîh, the Home of Allah and made her acting debut in 2003, in the film Dema Jin Hezbike. In 2015 she shot her own film Wenê.

KOBANÊ

Kobanê is a Kurdish war film about the Battle of Kobanê fought between October 2014 and January 2015 by the YPG and YPJ defending the city against attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) forces. The film was directed by Ozlem Yasar and produced by the Rojava Film Commune, filmed in Rojava. The film mainly evokes the role of Kurdish women fighters during the battle. The first screening of the film took place on September 20, 2022 at the Kobanê Cultural Center.