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Filmmaker Zaynê Akyol (Gulistan, Land of Roses) encounters incarcerated members of the Islamic State from all over the world, as well as their wives, detained in prison camps, who share a common dream: to establish a caliphate. Confronted with the fundamentalist beliefs of the jihadists, the film attempts to trace the beginning, the rise, and fall of the Islamic State (ISIS) through their personal stories. These conversations are the thread along which the documentary evolves, as it is intertwined with various sequences depicting current, post-war Syrian Kurdistan. Rojek offers an intimate gaze at an unknown reality, testifying of pivotal moments experienced by the actors of this conflict. The film tackles how this ideological war is only the beginning of a new kind of threat.

In Kurdish, English, Arabic, French and German with English subtitles.

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with filmmaker Zaynê Akyol.

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    • Zaynê Akyol
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