0001    01:00:06:11     01:00:11:10

You're not there yet

but I'm gonna tell you a story.

 

0002    01:00:21:20     01:00:28:08

I'm going to tell the story of Radio Kobani

to my unborn child.

 

0003    01:00:33:07     01:00:38:10

To my unborn child:

I tell this story for you.

 

0004    01:00:38:13     01:00:40:08

The story of Radio Kobani.

 

0005    01:00:42:04     01:00:45:23

This is the story of my city, of Kobani.

 

0006    01:00:46:12     01:00:51:11

The story of you and me

and that of hundreds of others.

 

0007    01:01:37:04     01:01:40:03

We should have asked a man

to help us.

 

0008    01:01:40:06     01:01:45:08

What man? We can do this ourselves.

- You think so?

 

0009    01:01:50:10     01:01:51:20

This goes here.

 

0010    01:01:54:21     01:01:57:14

It would look better with curtains.

 

0011    01:01:57:17     01:02:02:08

That's for later. One step at a time.

 

0012    01:02:04:17     01:02:06:09

We do the other side?

 

0013    01:02:22:13     01:02:25:04

We must show the studio as well.

 

0014    01:02:25:24     01:02:28:24

Selfie, with the studio in the background.

 

0015    01:02:32:21     01:02:36:16

94.3 FM

The Voice of Kobani

 

0016    01:02:40:00     01:02:42:22

Are you ready, Dilovan? Ready?

 

0017    01:02:44:20     01:02:47:14

Yes, Biter. Go!

 

0018    01:02:53:11     01:02:57:11

Good morning, Kobani. Welcome to

the program <Good morning, Kobani.>

 

0019    01:02:57:14     01:02:59:11

This is Dilovan Kiko.

 

0020    01:02:59:21     01:03:03:05

I hope you'll have a good time with us.

 

0021    01:03:03:08     01:03:07:00

The first song is for all of you.

 

0022    01:03:54:07     01:03:56:04

My child...

 

0023    01:03:57:23     01:04:01:17

I grew up in a small family.

 

0024    01:04:01:20     01:04:04:03

We had a simple life.

 

0025    01:04:04:06     01:04:06:15

My father is known as 'The Gentle Man. '

 

0026    01:04:06:18     01:04:10:05

My mother is a housewife.

Her name is Jamilla.

 

0027    01:04:10:19     01:04:15:13

Checking Facebook again?

All you do at home is being on Facebook.

 

0028    01:04:15:17     01:04:19:07

To see what the comrades have liberated.

- You mean the fight?

 

0029    01:04:22:06     01:04:24:20

I hope there won't be many dead.

 

0030    01:04:26:19     01:04:30:16

Dad has just sent a text message.

Maybe he'll be home tomorrow.

 

0031    01:04:30:19     01:04:32:09

Maybe...

 

0032    01:04:36:18     01:04:38:21

Unless there's fighting.

 

0033    01:04:45:21     01:04:48:16

I try to keep up with you.

 

0034    01:04:48:19     01:04:50:18

Usually you're not as fast.

 

0035    01:04:52:03     01:04:53:15

You have to learn it.

 

0036    01:04:54:21     01:04:56:02

Why?

 

0037    01:04:57:06     01:05:00:17

So you can run your own household.

- Don't worry.

 

0038    01:05:07:01     01:05:10:08

I went to school in Kobani for 12 years.

 

0039    01:05:11:21     01:05:16:18

After getting my diploma

I went to the University of Aleppo.

 

0040    01:05:17:24     01:05:21:13

So my mother's dream and mine came true.

 

0041    01:05:23:02     01:05:25:01

I studied sociology...

 

0042    01:05:25:04     01:05:27:23

Too big?

- Cut it once more.

 

0043    01:05:28:14     01:05:32:07

...but because of the war

I could not fulfil my dream.

 

0044    01:05:47:09     01:05:49:10

The power is off again.

 

0045    01:05:54:06     01:05:56:06

Good thing you've charged them.

 

0046    01:05:56:20     01:05:59:03

It works on solar energy.

- It was delicious.

 

0047    01:05:59:06     01:06:02:07

But without my help

it wouldn't be so good.

 

0048    01:06:16:10     01:06:18:21

Can you introduce yourself?

 

0049    01:06:18:24     01:06:24:00

I'm Diala and we're from

the refugee camp Mestenor.

 

0050    01:06:24:24     01:06:28:10

What happened to your son?

- His face is burned.

 

0051    01:06:28:13     01:06:29:18

How did that happen?

 

0052    01:06:29:21     01:06:34:07

He played with a lighter

and the gasoline caught fire.

 

0053    01:06:34:10     01:06:37:09

Have you seen a doctor?

 

0054    01:06:37:12     01:06:42:16

No, we would have needed

to cross the Turkish border.

 

0055    01:06:43:17     01:06:49:17

Why are you in the camp?

 

0056    01:06:49:20     01:06:51:14

IS took our house.

 

0057    01:06:51:17     01:06:56:16

Your house is outside Kobani?

- No, we come from Manbij.

 

0058    01:06:59:07     01:07:01:08

IS took our homes.

 

0059    01:07:01:13     01:07:08:07

That's why we fled to Turkey

and now we're back in Kobani.

 

0060    01:07:08:10     01:07:11:06

Manbij is not liberated yet.

- I know.

 

0061    01:07:11:09     01:07:18:05

So why have you come back?

 

0062    01:07:18:08     01:07:25:04

In Turkey there was no work.

My husband is a carpenter.

 

0063    01:07:25:12     01:07:30:03

Kobani is home to us. We hope

to find work here and start a new life.

 

0064    01:07:30:06     01:07:33:07

But right now there's no work.

 

0065    01:07:36:13     01:07:44:05

Dear listeners, I hope you found

our report interesting.

 

0066    01:07:44:08     01:07:49:00

You can send a donation for refugees

to the Red Cross.

 

0067    01:07:49:03     01:07:54:06

And you can call us

if you need more information.

 

0068    01:07:54:09     01:08:00:17

Our phone number is 05 360 564 241.

 

0069    01:08:02:03     01:08:09:12

Good morning, people of Kobani

who are returning to the city.

 

0070    01:08:09:15     01:08:14:06

Mr. Enver Mislim of the Canton

has declared...

 

0071    01:08:14:09     01:08:19:06

...that the city will be cleared

of corpses and bombs.

 

0072    01:08:29:20     01:08:33:11

Good morning, Kobani.

This is Dilovan Kiko.

 

0073    01:09:01:00     01:09:03:05

Come here.

 

0074    01:09:30:02     01:09:32:11

Sideways, sideways.

 

0075    01:09:40:16     01:09:43:06

Where is he? There is nothing.

 

0076    01:09:48:08     01:09:54:02

The corpse came to life and ran away.

 

0077    01:09:54:05     01:09:56:06

They saw flies and thought

there was a corpse.

 

0078    01:09:56:09     01:10:00:13

If there was a corpse the dogs would come.

I smell nothing.

 

0079    01:10:03:00     01:10:05:12

Put it on the ground.

 

0080    01:10:25:06     01:10:27:06

To this side.

 

0081    01:10:34:08     01:10:35:22

Lift, man.

 

0082    01:10:42:24     01:10:45:18

Put him upright.

- Here's his head.

 

0083    01:10:47:03     01:10:49:04

This is his Koran.

 

0084    01:10:52:09     01:10:54:07

Put the leg straight.

 

0085    01:11:24:04     01:11:28:08

Is there another head? Bring it over.

 

0086    01:11:29:00     01:11:31:05

Never mind, grab him.

 

0087    01:11:39:03     01:11:41:00

Give me the spade.

 

0088    01:12:03:24     01:12:05:10

Here.

 

0089    01:12:07:13     01:12:09:02

Take it away.

 

0090    01:12:29:04     01:12:30:24

Here's another one.

 

0091    01:12:31:05     01:12:33:22

There's one more here.

Give me the spade.

 

0092    01:13:02:00     01:13:03:21

Poor child...

 

0093    01:14:30:22     01:14:32:19

Oh, my God...

 

0094    01:14:45:11     01:14:47:08

My child...

 

0095    01:14:47:11     01:14:50:17

A dark, black cloud hung over the city.

 

0096    01:14:50:20     01:14:57:00

On 15 September 2014

terrorists and bandits attacked us.

 

0097    01:14:57:09     01:15:02:11

They beheaded our young people

in the name of Islam.

 

0098    01:15:02:14     01:15:06:19

Dirty hands reached out

and stole our daughters...

 

0099    01:15:06:22     01:15:09:23

...to sell them on the market.

 

0100    01:15:27:13     01:15:29:16

Why did the terrorists come?

 

0101    01:15:30:16     01:15:32:11

What did they want from us?

 

0102    01:15:44:11     01:15:46:16

He has to come out.

 

0103    01:15:46:19     01:15:49:07

That IS man is throwing grenades back.

 

0104    01:16:25:10     01:16:27:19

Wait, wait. Come on.

 

0105    01:16:29:08     01:16:31:09

Come on!

 

0106    01:17:12:20     01:17:15:16

Thousands of us were forced

to flee from home.

 

0107    01:17:15:19     01:17:20:21

My family decided to leave the city

like so many other people.

 

0108    01:17:20:24     01:17:25:16

We went to the north of Kurdistan,

to the city of Riha.

 

0109    01:17:27:01     01:17:31:17

My father and my brother Dildar

stayed behind to defend the city.

 

0110    01:17:38:12     01:17:39:23

Comrades!

 

0111    01:17:53:17     01:17:56:08

Look, I shot someone!

 

0112    01:18:01:15     01:18:04:14

He tried to run but I hit him.

 

0113    01:18:08:21     01:18:11:04

Spread out. This is too dangerous.

 

0114    01:18:18:14     01:18:20:04

But, my child...

 

0115    01:18:20:24     01:18:23:17

...a war has no winners.

 

0116    01:18:24:04     01:18:25:21

Both sides always lose.

 

0117    01:18:33:19     01:18:35:19

Get out of here!

 

0118    01:18:52:07     01:18:55:04

I got him?

- Of course, you hit him.

 

0119    01:19:33:07     01:19:41:05

There are IS snipers

in the buildings over there.

 

0120    01:19:41:08     01:19:43:20

Can you see them?

 

0121    01:19:55:23     01:20:02:12

Meryem, in about 2 minutes

the F16 will be at that spot.

 

0122    01:20:03:17     01:20:07:06

Comrades, you must be well prepared.

 

0123    01:20:08:15     01:20:11:11

Prepare yourself.

- Understood.

 

0124    01:20:12:24     01:20:17:09

The F16 is going to bomb the street.

 

0125    01:20:17:12     01:20:19:03

Understood.

 

0126    01:21:16:12     01:21:19:14

When I went back to town...

 

0127    01:21:19:17     01:21:22:24

...half the city was still occupied

by terrorists.

 

0128    01:21:26:00     01:21:31:14

Then a few districts were liberated

and I set up <The Voice of Radio Kobani.>

 

0129    01:21:31:17     01:21:34:22

Dear listeners, here is comrade Meryem.

 

0130    01:21:35:00     01:21:39:08

She is the chief commander

of the Kurdish fighters.

 

0131    01:21:39:11     01:21:44:02

I know your time is limited

but I have a few questions.

 

0132    01:21:44:05     01:21:47:01

My first question is:

 

0133    01:21:47:04     01:21:52:10

It has been a tough fight

between the Kurds and IS.

 

0134    01:21:52:13     01:22:00:07

Can you explain what is the current state of

affairs and how you experienced the war?

 

0135    01:22:01:19     01:22:10:21

This fight has changed the whole history.

 

0136    01:22:11:00     01:22:17:00

In this struggle many brave women

from Kobani were fighting.

 

0137    01:22:17:03     01:22:23:15

Lots of people have fled, but especially

many women decided to keep on fighting.

 

0138    01:22:24:14     01:22:29:05

What actions will you take

to rebuild Kobani...

 

0139    01:22:29:13     01:22:33:12

...in military and humanitarian terms?

 

0140    01:22:33:15     01:22:40:01

Some foreign delegations have promised

their assistance in reconstruction.

 

0141    01:22:40:21     01:22:48:13

There's an agreement with the coalition

that we will get support from their F16s.

 

0142    01:22:48:16     01:22:54:13

But otherwise we will get no help

in the way of ammunition and weapons.

 

0143    01:22:54:16     01:22:57:24

We're really on our own in this fight.

 

0144    01:22:58:02     01:23:01:24

There is no outside help.

 

0145    01:23:04:07     01:23:05:21

My child...

 

0146    01:23:06:20     01:23:09:03

Today we have liberated our city.

 

0147    01:23:17:06     01:23:21:01

Good morning, listeners.

Welcome to <Good Morning, Kobani.>

 

0148    01:23:21:04     01:23:27:09

We're on a new frequency

and broadcasting from a new studio.

 

0149    01:23:28:09     01:23:33:05

Today we will talk for an hour

about the situation in the city.

 

0150    01:23:34:00     01:23:39:09

We will talk about the displaced people

who return to rebuild their homes.

 

0151    01:23:39:12     01:23:48:02

As you may know, 7000 people returned

since Kobani was liberated.

 

0152    01:23:48:05     01:23:50:11

BORDER WITH TURKEY

 

0153    01:23:51:03     01:23:52:19

Make room, please.

 

0154    01:23:52:22     01:23:56:14

I won't do anything.

- That's not the point.

 

0155    01:23:56:17     01:23:58:23

My daughter is there.

 

0156    01:24:05:03     01:24:08:18

Make room, please. I'm asking you.

 

0157    01:24:08:21     01:24:12:22

My daughter is there.

- Relax, they're coming.

 

0158    01:24:21:23     01:24:23:12

My child...

 

0159    01:24:24:08     01:24:27:21

When you take your first step

in the city...

 

0160    01:24:30:16     01:24:35:21

...don't forget that the blood of my friends

is there on every square inch.

 

0161    01:24:45:21     01:24:49:07

Clear the way, people.

 

0162    01:25:23:07     01:25:26:10

Oh my love, welcome...

 

0163    01:27:06:12     01:27:08:17

Nobody leaves his city...

 

0164    01:27:08:20     01:27:10:17

...his family...

 

0165    01:27:11:03     01:27:14:05

...and his memories behind for no reason.

 

0166    01:27:15:16     01:27:20:18

My body was in Riha but my soul

roamed the streets of Kobani.

 

0167    01:27:21:20     01:27:25:22

I was always afraid that a friend

had become a victim.

 

0168    01:27:27:15     01:27:32:07

My fear was a nightmare

and that nightmare became reality.

 

0169    01:27:33:22     01:27:38:16

My childhood friend Shirin Hassan

fell into the hands of terrorists.

 

0170    01:27:39:06     01:27:44:20

They cut off her head at the square

of Jarabulus and hanged her.

 

0171    01:27:48:02     01:27:52:01

Humanity died for me

on that day at that square.

 

0172    01:27:53:21     01:27:55:04

Her smile...

 

0173    01:27:55:07     01:27:56:23

...her eyes...

 

0174    01:27:57:13     01:27:59:09

...her beautiful hair...

 

0175    01:28:00:18     01:28:03:18

I remember the things we talked about.

 

0176    01:28:03:21     01:28:07:12

Shirin and I promised each other

that if Kobani were freed...

 

0177    01:28:07:15     01:28:12:11

...we would go to the park together

to flirt with boys.

 

0178    01:29:44:04     01:29:46:10

Would you like some tea?

 

0179    01:29:46:13     01:29:53:15

You normally don't drink tea.

 

0180    01:29:53:18     01:29:57:23

Since I do radio, I drink it a lot.

 

0181    01:29:58:18     01:30:03:05

You do get tea,

you probably have nothing else.

 

0182    01:30:05:13     01:30:07:18

Do you listen to my program?

- Of course.

 

0183    01:30:07:21     01:30:13:13

Every morning I wake up

with your beautiful voice.

 

0184    01:30:15:20     01:30:19:04

I wanted to ask you earlier

how it all happened...

 

0185    01:30:19:07     01:30:27:12

...but you were not OK,

you'd had a hard time.

 

0186    01:30:27:15     01:30:32:17

Do you want to talk about it now?

If you can, that is.

 

0187    01:30:55:16     01:31:01:05

I could not keep the door of

my mother's house closed any longer.

 

0188    01:31:01:08     01:31:08:10

I couldn't bear to look at the place where

my mother, Gule and Rodi were killed.

 

0189    01:31:08:13     01:31:14:10

I wasn't ready to talk about it

with someone.

 

0190    01:31:22:22     01:31:26:20

Mom, tonight I want to go back to your belly.

 

0191    01:31:28:00     01:31:31:16

I want to fall asleep in your lap. Mom...

 

0192    01:31:31:19     01:31:37:05

You rock my hammock

under the moonlight.

 

0193    01:31:38:04     01:31:41:12

Let your voice come over me, Mom.

 

0194    01:31:41:15     01:31:44:11

Hold me at your breasts.

 

0195    01:31:44:15     01:31:47:21

I want to be drunk again

of the smell of your milk.

 

0196    01:31:47:24     01:31:50:23

I long for your heart.

 

0197    01:31:51:12     01:31:53:09

But why...

 

0198    01:31:53:12     01:32:01:12

...why does my hammock sway alone

in the wind tonight?

 

0199    01:32:02:12     01:32:10:14

The angels that once adorned you, would

like to call your name tonight instead of God.

 

0200    01:32:10:17     01:32:14:13

With your name they want to break

the silence of the night.

 

0201    01:32:14:16     01:32:16:05

Mom...

 

0202    01:32:17:00     01:32:21:12

But the angels have lost their voice.

They too no longer know their God...

 

0203    01:32:21:15     01:32:24:17

...since the day you left.

 

0204    01:32:24:20     01:32:28:14

Now that you are gone,

they have become lost.

 

0205    01:32:28:17     01:32:33:00

Tonight I pray for your return.

 

0206    01:32:33:03     01:32:36:08

Your mother's love is the highest good.

 

0207    01:32:36:11     01:32:42:10

Every word you speak is a sacred word

and comes back in my prayers.

 

0208    01:32:42:13     01:32:44:20

With your presence this evening...

 

0209    01:32:44:23     01:32:49:23

...with your presence this evening

I am filled with joy and happiness.

 

0210    01:32:50:01     01:32:52:20

My mother was always an emotional person.

 

0211    01:32:57:10     01:33:01:14

I heard you are engaged?

 

0212    01:33:03:11     01:33:08:22

No, no, that's not true.

My other friends thought so, too.

 

0213    01:33:09:00     01:33:14:00

I don't know who is spreading these rumours.

- Are you sure that it's a fabrication?

 

0214    01:33:14:03     01:33:18:07

Where's your ring?

- Listen, I always tell you everything.

 

0215    01:33:18:10     01:33:27:05

I heard from the Dicle family

that your hand was asked for.

 

0216    01:33:27:08     01:33:31:02

I was very angry.

 

0217    01:33:31:05     01:33:35:24

I thought: Why didn't I hear this?

 

0218    01:33:36:24     01:33:47:11

The last time we saw each other, I told you

that a family had asked for my hand.

 

0219    01:33:47:14     01:33:53:02

My family were against it.

But then people started telling stories.

 

0220    01:33:53:05     01:33:57:14

Dilo, you're still a little girl.

- I agree, I agree.

 

0221    01:34:48:16     01:34:52:03

Hanan, where are you?

The program is almost starting.

 

0222    01:34:52:06     01:34:55:02

You can open the door.

- OK.

 

0223    01:35:02:14     01:35:04:01

Hanan?

 

0224    01:35:04:22     01:35:07:01

Hanan? I can hear you.

 

0225    01:35:07:04     01:35:11:08

I am at the door of the old studio.

 

0226    01:35:11:11     01:35:15:05

We are at the roundabout

close to the border with Turkey.

 

0227    01:35:15:08     01:35:16:17

I'm on my way.

 

0228    01:35:16:20     01:35:20:15

Do you know where it is?

- I think so.

 

0229    01:35:20:18     01:35:22:17

Come on, man.

 

0230    01:35:22:20     01:35:26:09

Our appointment was at 2 o'clock.

 

0231    01:35:29:22     01:35:35:04

I hear you have a cold. And unfortunately

our new studio is very cold.

 

0232    01:35:35:08     01:35:40:04

Congratulations on the new studio.

I trust that you make the best of it.

 

0233    01:35:40:07     01:35:44:02

Thank you. Will you play a song for us?

 

0234    01:35:44:05     01:35:48:10

I'd love to, but I'm really cold.

- Doesn't matter.

 

0235    01:35:48:13     01:35:51:16

I came here straight from the frontline.

 

0236    01:36:18:22     01:36:23:15

<It's the fight, it's the resistance>

 

0237    01:36:23:18     01:36:28:01

<In Rojava it's become very hot>

<the heat is coming down on us>

 

0238    01:36:40:22     01:36:44:05

<The shameless army>

<is advancing towards Kaniyê>

 

0239    01:36:53:00     01:36:56:09

<Whether it's in Afrîn,>

<in Qamishlo or Serê Kaniyê...>

 

0240    01:36:57:16     01:37:02:03

<...the fighting is fierce>

<Come quickly, we're going to resist>

 

0241    01:37:02:06     01:37:06:01

<The fighting is fierce>

<Come quickly, and resist>

 

0242    01:37:14:04     01:37:20:21

<Anyone still asleep, wake up>

 

0243    01:37:23:19     01:37:28:03

<Isn't it a shame? I'm ashamed>

<for those who don't get up>

 

0244    01:37:33:05     01:37:36:19

<Mother, don't weep>

<The fighter is young>

 

0245    01:37:37:20     01:37:41:21

<Mother, don't weep>

<The fighter is still young>

 

0246    01:37:42:12     01:37:46:22

<Kobani, in Rojava is our bride>

 

0247    01:37:52:01     01:37:56:04

<This is resistance,>

<the struggle begins today>

 

0248    01:38:01:11     01:38:04:23

<Kobani's fame is spread worldwide>

 

0249    01:38:16:23     01:38:21:10

<What does music mean to you?>

<And how do you use your music?>

 

0250    01:38:21:13     01:38:26:12

<Everyone had a role in the fight>

<to protect the people.>

 

0251    01:38:26:15     01:38:31:15

<With my songs I am also>

<in front of my enemy in battle.>

 

0252    01:38:33:19     01:38:36:15

How long have you been in Kobani?

 

0253    01:38:37:03     01:38:39:05

Six months.

 

0254    01:38:39:17     01:38:41:19

Have you come to fight?

- Yes.

 

0255    01:38:50:01     01:38:52:05

What did you do in the war?

 

0256    01:38:52:08     01:38:54:21

I'm a sniper.

 

0257    01:39:03:24     01:39:08:15

Did you kill members of IS?

 

0258    01:39:16:04     01:39:21:21

Were there also women and children

fighting for IS?

 

0259    01:39:25:09     01:39:28:09

Yes, there were children among them.

 

0260    01:39:29:09     01:39:31:18

You saw them for yourself?

- Yes.

 

0261    01:39:36:15     01:39:43:19

They were brainwashed.

IS sent them off with bomb belts.

 

0262    01:39:50:23     01:39:53:15

This was a nasty and violent war.

 

0263    01:39:54:09     01:40:03:20

During the attacks they often covered

their faces as if they had beards.

 

0264    01:40:07:16     01:40:12:08

When I killed someone

I always went to the body for his weapons.

 

0265    01:40:12:11     01:40:17:01

Sometimes I discovered

that they were children.

 

0266    01:40:17:04     01:40:20:17

That hurt me very much.

 

0267    01:40:21:17     01:40:23:17

It still haunts me.

 

0268    01:40:25:00     01:40:29:06

But you're at war and you have to fight.

 

0269    01:40:29:19     01:40:34:22

If I don't kill them,

they bring more harm to my people.

 

0270    01:40:36:06     01:40:41:17

Sometimes they appear in my dreams.

 

0271    01:40:41:20     01:40:43:16

But you had no choice.

 

0272    01:40:43:19     01:40:48:09

But it hurts when you fond out

you've killed a child.

 

0273    01:40:49:05     01:40:53:10

But we had no choice. It was me or him.

 

0274    01:41:18:13     01:41:21:07

Biter, what happened?

 

0275    01:41:21:10     01:41:23:08

The generator broke down.

 

0276    01:41:24:05     01:41:27:21

This is not OK, Biter.

- What can I do?

 

0277    01:41:27:24     01:41:34:21

We have guests coming,

how can we receive them?

 

0278    01:41:39:17     01:41:42:13

I can't see anything.

 

0279    01:41:49:01     01:41:55:04

We have a special guest today.

Mustafa Bali, he's a journalist.

 

0280    01:41:55:07     01:42:00:11

We have some questions for him

about how he experienced this war.

 

0281    01:42:00:14     01:42:03:12

Welcome to the studio.

 

0282    01:42:03:15     01:42:05:22

I'm happy to be here.

 

0283    01:42:06:14     01:42:13:07

We have a tough war behind us.

What effect has this war had on you?

 

0284    01:42:13:10     01:42:20:21

During the battle,

you don't notice it all that much.

 

0285    01:42:21:21     01:42:30:01

But people around you notice

that you have changed.

 

0286    01:42:30:04     01:42:37:08

Sometimes I spent several days

in one room with a dead body.

 

0287    01:42:37:11     01:42:40:15

Either of an IS man or ours.

 

0288    01:42:40:18     01:42:46:23

For me it was very hard

to say goodbye.

 

0289    01:42:48:15     01:42:52:17

Fighters often gave me things

they did not need anymore.

 

0290    01:42:52:20     01:42:59:07

A watch for example.

You could feel that it was a farewell.

 

0291    01:42:59:10     01:43:03:18

I looked at all the people

to remember their faces.

 

0292    01:43:03:21     01:43:07:02

Time after time.

 

0293    01:43:09:01     01:43:12:03

You know that ninety percent

will not come back.

 

0294    01:43:12:10     01:43:18:21

Suppose you were to go somewhere,

for example to Kamislo...

 

0295    01:43:18:24     01:43:24:09

...I'd hide at the departure

because I could not say goodbye.

 

0296    01:43:24:12     01:43:34:03

Because I said goodbye to hundreds

of comrades who never returned.

 

0297    01:43:34:11     01:43:40:04

It must be very difficult

to live with this burden, isn't it?

 

0298    01:43:40:07     01:43:43:22

The glory of life lies

in the difficulty of life.

 

0299    01:43:44:14     01:43:48:09

We can forget everything except that...

 

0300    01:43:48:12     01:43:53:03

...every mother has watched one last time

how her beloved crossed the border.

 

0301    01:43:53:06     01:43:58:10

Everyone understands

why a mother turns around.

 

0302    01:43:59:22     01:44:08:11

You're also a journalist, a child of this city.

You were in the war with your radio station.

 

0303    01:44:08:14     01:44:16:00

As a journalist, I'm gonna ask you

a question: How is it for you?

 

0304    01:44:19:00     01:44:21:09

Oh, now you've got me.

 

0305    01:44:23:12     01:44:25:06

I...

 

0306    01:44:35:14     01:44:38:02

Laughter left my heart.

 

0307    01:44:43:03     01:44:45:20

Snow falls on my heart.

 

0308    01:44:49:08     01:44:51:18

The child died in me.

 

0309    01:44:58:05     01:45:01:02

For me darkness has become

the symbol of fear.

 

0310    01:45:11:23     01:45:13:12

My child...

 

0311    01:45:14:07     01:45:17:00

The recurring nightmare...

 

0312    01:45:17:03     01:45:22:14

...is that of a man dressed in black,

with a sword in his hand.

 

0313    01:45:23:10     01:45:26:18

He walks alone

through the streets of Kobani.

 

0314    01:45:29:02     01:45:34:03

When he disappears from my view

I can breathe again. And I laugh.

 

0315    01:45:35:02     01:45:37:20

I laugh with all my heart.

 

0316    01:45:44:17     01:45:49:06

While I laugh

the man returns to the streets of my city.

 

0317    01:45:49:17     01:45:53:01

Children jump and run when they see him.

 

0318    01:45:53:20     01:45:55:16

I can feel his breath.

 

0319    01:45:56:10     01:45:58:00

I'm freezing.

 

0320    01:45:58:23     01:46:03:06

In his eyes I see that he's afraid.

His hands begin to tremble.

 

0321    01:46:15:11     01:46:17:15

I ask him:

 

0322    01:46:18:12     01:46:20:14

'Why? '

 

0323    01:46:20:17     01:46:22:21

He is quiet...

 

0324    01:46:25:10     01:46:28:16

...and touches me with his sword.

 

0325    01:46:47:02     01:46:51:24

Allah is great.

- Shut up.

 

0326    01:46:53:20     01:46:58:12

Just answer our questions.

 

0327    01:46:59:16     01:47:03:21

Why did you take part

in the attack on Kobani?

 

0328    01:47:03:24     01:47:08:00

What was your goal in attacking Kobani?

 

0329    01:47:08:03     01:47:14:09

You were told that Kobani are disbelievers,

while in fact 75% are Muslims.

 

0330    01:47:16:12     01:47:21:09

I just acted according to the Holy Book.

I fight against anyone who opposes Allah.

 

0331    01:47:21:12     01:47:24:14

They told us that people in Kobani

are disbelievers.

 

0332    01:47:25:06     01:47:29:11

Islam says: Fight the infidels,

those who worship more than one God.

 

0333    01:47:29:14     01:47:33:14

Those who fight against Muslims,

or that are against Islam.

 

0334    01:47:33:17     01:47:36:08

Those who do not obey God and

don't listen to his commandments.

 

0335    01:47:36:12     01:47:42:06

Those are the disbelievers.

This is what they taught us.

 

0336    01:47:42:09     01:47:45:23

Those who obey Allah

are the believers.

 

0337    01:47:46:24     01:47:51:14

You murder children, massacre people

and stick their heads on poles.

 

0338    01:47:51:17     01:47:55:03

Is this barbaric behaviour part of Islam?

 

0339    01:47:55:06     01:48:00:12

Does a Muslim chop off children's heads,

kill the innocent, kill the elderly and women...

 

0340    01:48:00:15     01:48:02:17

...on the basis of Islam?

 

0341    01:48:15:22     01:48:23:13

Tell him this is not a court of law

but that we will treat him as a prisoner.

 

0342    01:48:23:16     01:48:27:17

If you need something

we will take care of that.

 

0343    01:48:29:04     01:48:31:16

I need just one thing.

 

0344    01:48:37:03     01:48:38:18

My family.

 

0345    01:48:42:10     01:48:48:24

I want to return to my family.

I had no idea it would be like this.

 

0346    01:48:49:02     01:48:52:20

I have done this because I am poor.

 

0347    01:48:52:23     01:48:58:14

I know you and I are enemies.

This is what Allah has ordered us to do.

 

0348    01:48:58:17     01:49:04:21

Maybe you can help me

to let my family know that I'm here.

 

0349    01:49:06:12     01:49:10:16

If I can send them a message,

please let me do so.

 

0350    01:49:10:19     01:49:14:06

He wants to return to his family.

He joined IS because he is poor.

 

0351    01:49:20:12     01:49:24:12

Poverty was the reason

you murdered people?

 

0352    01:49:24:15     01:49:29:07

Poor people find other ways

to make ends meet.

 

0353    01:49:32:17     01:49:34:23

Allah is great.

 

0354    01:49:44:04     01:49:47:14

Get up. It's getting late.

 

0355    01:50:28:19     01:50:31:06

Dilo, are you coming?

 

0356    01:50:39:13     01:50:45:01

Look at those staring boys,

as if they've never seen a woman.

 

0357    01:50:47:13     01:50:49:09

Katrine...

 

0358    01:50:49:21     01:50:52:02

There's a guy phoning me all the time.

 

0359    01:50:52:06     01:50:57:22

I haven't told anyone yet.

 

0360    01:50:58:16     01:51:00:17

Take it easy, Katrine!

 

0361    01:51:05:08     01:51:09:21

He keeps phoning me. He says he likes me.

- Really?

 

0362    01:51:10:16     01:51:12:16

I don't know what to tell him.

 

0363    01:51:16:00     01:51:19:09

This car keeps following us.

 

0364    01:51:19:12     01:51:21:16

Look in front of you, man!

 

0365    01:51:24:05     01:51:26:16

So he's in love with you?

- He says.

 

0366    01:51:26:19     01:51:32:21

What's stopping you then?

- He says it's serious for him.

 

0367    01:51:37:15     01:51:39:19

Easy, Katrine!

 

0368    01:51:43:23     01:51:48:01

Did you notice? We have electricity!

- Of course! How could I miss it?

 

0369    01:51:48:04     01:51:52:01

I have all the equipment running

and all the lights are on!

 

0370    01:51:52:04     01:51:57:03

Isn't it just beautiful?

- Easy, Biter.

 

0371    01:51:57:06     01:52:02:09

If everybody uses that amount

we will be in the dark again.

 

0372    01:52:06:19     01:52:13:09

Dear fans of Radio Kobani, go easy on

your electricity, it saves us from darkness.

 

0373    01:52:19:12     01:52:20:21

Well done.

 

0374    01:52:32:04     01:52:36:17

Ready?

- I just completed my program.

 

0375    01:52:36:20     01:52:38:18

Shall I prepare the soundboard?

 

0376    01:52:40:01     01:52:42:24

Not necessary.

 

0377    01:52:43:02     01:52:45:07

What time is it?

 

0378    01:52:46:15     01:52:50:10

It's only in about an hour.

 

0379    01:52:56:12     01:53:02:21

Kurdish fighters have conquered

the Tishreen dam.

 

0380    01:53:02:24     01:53:07:10

33 IS militants were slain

and one was captured.

 

0381    01:53:07:13     01:53:12:17

The liberation of Tishreen is good news

for Kobani in terms of the electricity supply.

 

0382    01:53:14:11     01:53:18:22

The football league of Kobani started.

 

0383    01:53:19:00     01:53:26:12

Rebaz against Firat ended in 2-0.

 

0384    01:54:59:00     01:55:00:18

Take a deep breath.

 

0385    01:55:42:11     01:55:46:03

The streets of Kobani smell of love again.

 

0386    01:55:47:14     01:55:50:13

It smells of the bread of our mothers again.

 

0387    01:55:51:18     01:55:54:16

Boys and girls are flirting in the streets.

 

0388    01:55:56:14     01:56:02:04

The breeze of love dances

on the heat waves of summer.

 

0389    01:56:03:21     01:56:05:06

And this one?

 

0390    01:56:10:12     01:56:12:06

This one then?

 

0391    01:56:13:14     01:56:15:01

Why not?

 

0392    01:56:15:04     01:56:17:20

You don't like him? Why not?

 

0393    01:56:18:23     01:56:21:14

He studied law.

 

0394    01:56:23:21     01:56:26:05

Or this one?

 

0395    01:56:27:10     01:56:29:21

But he's still young. About my age.

 

0396    01:56:29:24     01:56:31:22

He's handsome.

 

0397    01:56:33:01     01:56:38:14

He's handsome but he didn't go to

University. The other one studied law.

 

0398    01:56:42:21     01:56:46:18

His name is Hanan.

- An Arabic name.

 

0399    01:56:49:22     01:56:52:00

We can change his name.

- Into?

 

0400    01:56:52:03     01:56:55:23

I don't know. Shorash or Kurdo.

 

0401    01:56:57:24     01:57:00:08

Is he on Facebook?

 

0402    01:57:01:05     01:57:04:00

Where do you think I got these photos?

- Which ones?

 

0403    01:57:04:04     01:57:06:11

This comes from...

 

0404    01:57:07:07     01:57:09:05

...his Facebook page.

 

0405    01:57:11:20     01:57:13:09

He's online.

 

0406    01:57:13:12     01:57:16:17

You're talking to him?

- He's my friend on Facebook.

 

0407    01:57:16:20     01:57:20:03

How do you know him?

- From the cultural centre.

 

0408    01:57:22:23     01:57:25:07

And then you became friends?

 

0409    01:58:01:23     01:58:07:05

I'm on my way over there now.

- Is it certain that it was a bomb?

 

0410    01:58:07:08     01:58:09:14

Yes, we go there now.

 

0411    01:58:09:17     01:58:11:19

Are you there?

- Yes.

 

0412    01:58:11:22     01:58:17:19

Call me soon.

- OK, I will.

 

0413    01:58:21:20     01:58:25:14

Anyone going in that direction?

 

0414    01:58:25:17     01:58:29:10

Wait, our friends are going there now.

 

0415    01:58:29:13     01:58:33:15

When we have enough information

we're going to broadcast.

 

0416    01:58:36:12     01:58:40:02

How could we not hear this

in the studio?

 

0417    01:58:42:09     01:58:46:13

Maybe it wasn't a big explosion.

 

0418    01:58:47:03     01:58:50:19

Surely we should hear the sound

of a rocket?

 

0419    01:58:50:22     01:58:52:11

Relax.

 

0420    01:58:54:06     01:58:58:03

We have recent and live news.

 

0421    01:58:58:06     01:59:05:04

We're going to connect to Hesrin

to hear what happened.

 

0422    01:59:05:07     01:59:07:05

Good evening, Hesrin.

 

0423    01:59:08:12     01:59:12:09

Hesrin, can you hear us well?

- Yes, I can.

 

0424    01:59:12:12     01:59:19:08

I heard there was an attack on Kobani.

Do you have any details?

 

0425    01:59:19:11     01:59:25:19

A rocket was fired at Tarmek road.

It was a 120 type.

 

0426    01:59:25:22     01:59:31:09

Apart from that there's little information.

 

0427    01:59:31:12     01:59:34:23

Are there any casualties?

 

0428    01:59:35:01     01:59:38:21

We advise everyone to stay indoors.

 

0429    02:01:07:06     02:01:10:18

Congratulations, Dilovan 22.

- How crazy...

 

0430    02:01:11:06     02:01:13:09

They don't go out.

 

0431    02:01:23:00     02:01:26:07

They light up again.

 

0432    02:01:30:22     02:01:33:00

Dilo, you're hurting me.

 

0433    02:01:34:09     02:01:35:24

Pull them out.

 

0434    02:01:51:17     02:01:54:14

With whom did you buy this?

- With Cihan.

 

0435    02:02:12:02     02:02:13:20

Very nice.

 

0436    02:02:13:23     02:02:15:08

Not too big?

- No.

 

0437    02:02:15:14     02:02:18:20

To one year of freedom...

 

0438    02:02:18:23     02:02:20:13

...and joy.

 

0439    02:02:29:16     02:02:31:04

Thank you.

 

0440    02:02:34:21     02:02:36:24

Show us what you've got.

 

0441    02:02:37:16     02:02:40:17

Unwrap it later.

- Why?

 

0442    02:02:41:12     02:02:43:24

It's a women's thing.

- Yes.

 

0443    02:02:44:17     02:02:47:10

Only if I get a kiss.

 

0444    02:03:06:01     02:03:11:16

Watch your manners!

- This is common for us Arabs.

 

0445    02:03:43:17     02:03:45:04

Can I see it?

 

0446    02:03:45:07     02:03:49:15

Is it OK like that?

- Yes, thank you.

 

0447    02:04:32:24     02:04:36:17

Is that your name?

- No, my boyfriend's.

 

0448    02:04:38:02     02:04:39:19

How much is it?

 

0449    02:04:43:20     02:04:46:02

How many letters are there?

 

0450    02:04:46:05     02:04:47:22

Five.

 

0451    02:05:07:24     02:05:09:14

My child...

 

0452    02:05:09:17     02:05:16:04

I saw a woman who had taken up arms

open up her shop again.

 

0453    02:05:19:08     02:05:25:08

A blacksmith who was a fighter

has started to do his old job again.

 

0454    02:05:30:04     02:05:35:01

I have faith in humanity

and have not given up life.

 

0455    02:05:47:15     02:05:53:08

Comrade Ali who was paralysed

now can walk again.

 

0456    02:06:03:17     02:06:07:03

The children of Kobani

play again in the streets.

 

0457    02:06:07:06     02:06:10:09

They play their games again

in freedom.

 

0458    02:06:11:04     02:06:14:16

Go away!

- I want to help you.

 

0459    02:06:16:06     02:06:17:19

My child...

 

0460    02:06:19:18     02:06:25:23

I hope you will enter this beautiful world

with joy and that you will lead a happy life.

 

0461    02:06:52:20     02:06:56:05

Radio Kobani is the voice of peace.

 

0462    02:07:01:24     02:07:07:18

Good morning, people of Kobani.

Let this be a happy day.

 

0463    02:07:07:21     02:07:11:21

I'm Biter Ali from studio Radio Kobani.

 

0464    02:07:15:03     02:07:17:22

Dilovan, look here!

 

0465    02:07:22:16     02:07:27:12

Today I will replace Dilovan Kiko.

 

0466    02:07:27:15     02:07:30:19

I hope you will enjoy the next two hours.

 

0467    02:07:30:22     02:07:33:16

We have a varied program today.

 

0468    02:07:33:19     02:07:37:24

We have guests and a reportage

from a shopping centre.

 

0469    02:07:38:02     02:07:42:02

We also made a reportage

on the reconstruction of Kobani.

 

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And we have guests in the studio.

 

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But first, a song for you.

Again, good morning Kobani!

 

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