Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Clintons to turn story of Rojava female fighters into TV series

Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book, scheduled to published in February.

Jan 26, 2021. Greece.


 An American production company co-founded by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter has acquired adaptation rights for a book about Kurdish female fighters in northeast Syria (Rojava), US media has reported.  

HiddenLight Productions – which was founded by Clinton, her daughter Chelsea, and Sam Branson in December 2020 – will turn Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s 'The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice' into a TV series, the US-based Deadline news website  said on Monday.

The company describes itself as “a global studio creating premium documentary, unscripted and scripted entertainment for TV, film and digital.” 

Lemmon’s book, which is expected to be published on February 16, is based on several years of reporting on the lives of Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) fighters, which is part of the People’s Protection Units (YPG),  the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). 

Most of northeast Syria is under the military control of the multi-ethnic SDF. 

Clinton served as US secretary of state between 2009 to 2013. 
“The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality,” Deadline quotes her as saying. 

“We created HiddenLight to celebrate heroes — sung and unsung alike — whose courage is too often overlooked, and we could not be more thrilled to bring this inspiring story to viewers around the world,” she added.
Lemmon is also the author of two New York Times best-sellers: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (2011) and Ashley's War (2015