Role: Cinematographer, Sound Recordist
Client: Circa News
Pacing back and forth, Lieutenant Kuchar Salih Haji leads her all-female unit in drills from their base in Erbil. At 28 years old, she’s a top-ranking female commander in the peshmerga, the army of the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The enemy is miles away. But these women are ready.
A short story for Circa News with Washington correspondent Elizabeth Hagedorn.