factual current affairs

1 season | 3 episodes | 50 min

available as ready made

'Amazons' is a documentary series about women who chose for armed fight to defend their cause. The series focuses on the lives of these women, the choice they made for armed guerilla, and the effect that choice has on their personal lives and environment. It focuses on different subjects such as gender equality, motherhood, love, work and many other themes.

Amazons consists of three episodes in which the grande dame of Belgian journalism, Phara de Aguirre, travels to three different regions in order to try and understand women in their different ‘fights’.

The first episode evolves around female fighters in Northern Iraq, where they are trained within the ideology of PKK. Their fight is concentrated around a female revolution in Kurdistan.

The second episode focuses on women who were with FARC and are now demobilizing and on the verge of reintegrating into society.

The third episode is about three women in Israel and Palestine. The issues there have been going on for a very long time now and we hear from them how they look back at their choice for armed fight, so many years ago. What is the outcome of their choice, was it worth it?

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Original title


First broadcast

Feb 20, 2018

Broadcast period

Q1 2018

Production company



Nahid Shaikh & Filip Lenaerts


Host: journalist Phara de Aguirre