Xavier de Lauzanne, France, 2020, 89 Min., Documentary, OmeU
Leila Mustapha is Kurdish and Syrian. She was elected mayor of Raqqa, the former capital of the Islamic State and now the ruins of the war. In the city of 300,000 inhabitants, 80% of which was destroyed by the war, the trained engineer and mayor now has the task of tackling the reconstruction and establishing democratic structures. An extraordinary mission for the 30-year-old woman in a still traditional male world. A French writer plans a book about her and crosses Iraq and Syria to meet Leila in Raqqa. In the still dangerous city, she has 9 days to get to know this fascinating woman and accompany her in her work.
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