Fréderike Geerdink – Rojava – the most feminist revolution in history

One afternoon in January 2015, the Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was working in her apartment in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey, when she was disturbed by a knock at the door. It was eight fully armed anti-terrorist police.

As they began searching her home, filming everything with a camcorder, they told her she was suspected of disseminating “terrorist propaganda”. Her alleged crime, publishing “supportive” articles (i.e. factual articles) about the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

We were fortunate enough to be invited to film her talk on the revolution in Rojava (Northern Syria)

MerJa Media filming a talk by Dutch Journalist Fréderike Geerdink