We Need To Take Guns: BKS Film Screening


A rare film screening and discussion with two women who are internationalists and film makers, hosted by Brighton Kurdistan Solidarity in collaboration with Plan C.

“We Need to Take Guns” is the first documentary film about the revolutionary communist and anarchist organizations who comprise the International Freedom Battalion of Rojava. The formation of the International Freedom Battalion was announced on June 10, 2015 in Serê Kaniyê, and was inspired by the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. The Battalion has taken part in the major offensives in defence of the Rojava Revolution as a mobile Tabur (battalion) under the YPG/YPJ, and as part of the broader Syrian Democratic Forces. This documentary was filmed in the summer of 2017 during the Raqqa campaign. There are discussions about motivations, revolutionary internationalism, strategy and tactics, and some of the little-known history, in the West at least, of Turkey and Syria’s revolutionary organizations.

Presenting various testimonies from IFB militants, this documentary is a political and military document which clearly expresses its solidarity with the battalion and the causes that they defend. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by the two film makers and female internationalists. There will be a social after until late.

The event will also be a fundraiser for a campaign raising money for celox bandages for the Women’s Protection Units of Rojava and Shengal, with food, drink and merchandise for sale. For more information about the campaign please visit: shengal.xyz