The Sniper of Kobani
Kurdish filmmaker Reber Dosky travelled through Kurdistan and visited the town of Kobani in Syria, close to the Turkish border. In Kobani, the fighting between Kurdish resistance and Islamic State has been particularly fierce. Islamic State attacked the town in October 2014 and many inhabitants fled to Turkey. The Turkish prime minister Erdogan refused to help the Kurdish fighters and (only after American air raids) the Kurds managed to recapture the town street-by-street. Today, Kobani is completely in ruins. Against this background, THE SNIPER OF KOBANI portrays the Kurdish fighter Haron. Haron is a sniper by profession. In the midst of the ruins, he shows his hide-out and reflects on his profession, his dreams as well as his nightmares in this unique portrait of the ongoing battle against Islamic State.