Arianna Pagani

Filmmaker, Multimedia journalist
Raqqa, we Are Still Here
Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italy
Biography: Hi, this is Arianna . I’m a filmmaker and multimedia journalist.My work over the years has focused on issues related to political and military conflicts, human rights and humanitarian and environmental crises. I have covered a number of... MORE
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Raqqa, we Are Still Here
Copyright Arianna Pagani 2023
Date of Work Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
Updated Feb 2020
Location Raqqa, Syria
Topics Civil Wars, Combat, Dictatorship, Documentary, Editorial, Hope, Human Rights, Loss, Migration, Militias, Photography, Photojournalism, Reporting, Revolution, Terrorism, War, Womens Rights
Under Islamic state control for more than three years, Raqqa has been a symbol of the extremist group’s lofty ambitions, a home to many of its leaders and the site of atrocities that have helped galvanize the coalition in the fight. Near Raqqa, it is located in Ain Issa camp were are the brides of the so-called Islamic State. They are detained in a camp for the internally displaced north of Raqqa city. They speak about life in the caliphate, and whether or not they would return to their homes. On the other side, other women on the field, such as Martyr Nujan who is part of the special body of sniper women of the Ypj, a Kurdish female militia deployed in Rojava against Islamic extremists.
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