Hillary, Chelsea Clinton developing TV series on female Kurdish militia's ISIS victory
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea are working on a female Kurdish militia drama series covering Kurdish female forces’ battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, Hollywood Reporter website said on Monday.
The project, set to be completed through theirHiddenLight production company, will be their first scripted TV series based on Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's upcoming book “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice,'’ it said.
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces defeated ISIS in Kobani, a Kurdish town located on the Turkish-Syrian border, which was the site of one of their biggest massacres of civilians in the Syrian civil war when ISIS slaughtered over 200 people in 2014.
The jihadist organisation was eventually driven out by Kurdish forces seen as an existential threat to Turkey over their links to an insurgency on Turkish soil. The ISIS siege on Kobani ignited mass protests in Turkey's majority-Kurdish southeast.
The book, set to be published Feb. 16 by Penguin Press “is based on hundreds of hours of interviews and on-the-ground reporting about the all-female Kurdish militia who took on ISIS in Northern Syria and won,’’ the website said.
"The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality," Hollywood Reported cited Clinton 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."
There is no network attached to the project as of yet.