The Sniper of Kobani

2015, 12 minutes

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.


War and armed conflict
Suitable for
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
Reber Dosky
Country of production
Netherlands, The
Documentary, Short
12 minutes