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Ma guerre Julien Fréchette

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My War

Although they’ve received less coverage than fellow Westerners who joined the Islamic State, many have volunteered in recent years to fight alongside the Kurds. Julien Fréchette interviewed four of the fighters – three men and one woman – at length before their departure, during their time at the front and after their return home. We learn what drove them to leave their ordinary lives for someone else’s country and cause; through the conversations, complex feelings and motivations emerge, whether altruistic or egotistical. The result is a non-judgmental portrait of the fighters, including a captivating visit to the combat zones. (ACO)

Ma guerre

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English, French
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 97 MIN
  • Cinematography : Arnaud Bouquet, Sylvestre Guidi
  • Editing : Aube Foglia
  • Production : Colette Loumède
  • Sound Design : Frédéric Cloutier
Filmography of Julien Fréchette :

Le doigt dans l’œil (2007)
Le monde en coulisse (2010)
Le prix des mots (2012)
Kurdistan, de gré ou de force (2015)

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