In July 2022, Sydney-based photographers and ﬁlmmakers Jake Lloyd Jones, Katarina Lloyd Jones and Curtis Knight travelled to Başûrê (South Kurdistan/Kurdish Iraq) to stay and work alongside Kurdish revolutionary ﬁghters.
Together with their new Kurdish friends, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, met with Yezidi survivors of the Mount Sinjar massacre in 2014, and gained a rare insight into the continuing struggle faced by Kurdish people in resisting genocide. They have preserved this experience in a photographic essay and accompanying documentary film.
These images and a selection of video footage from the documentary will be exhibited at the Stirrup Gallery, Addison Road Centre, Marrickville from February 24-26. All profits will go to the Kurdish Red Crescent for earthquake relief in Rojava. Images Courtesy of MerJa Media.
by Peter Boyle