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Önder Çakar


Letter from Rojava

[Logo of the the Rojava Film Commune.]

[Writer and filmmaker Önder Çakar travelled to Kobanê during the first days of the resistance. First he had to stay for a while in Suruç, where the brutal massacre that killed thirty-three took place a few weeks ago. When he arrived at Kobanê, he was wounded by an ISIS bomb attack and was hospitalized for more than two weeks. When he finally set foot in Rojava, he embarked on establishing a Film Commune along with other filmmakers there. Just two days before the Suruç ...

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Önder Çakar


Önder Çakar is an award-winning writer, producer, and occasional actor from Turkey. He won the Best Scenario Award at Antalya Film Festival for Takva: A Man’s Fear of God. His script for Dar Alanda Kisa Paslasmalar was awarded Best Scenario by the Turkish Film Critics Association.