Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava
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Jonas Staal produced the photo series Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava (2015) during his first travel to Rojava in 2014. It documents the emergence of radical new institutions since the start of the Rojava Revolution.
Members from neighborhood councils and cooperatives present themselves as candidates for the position of co-chair of the People’s Council of the city of Qamislo. The slogan on stage "Her Tist Jibo Jiyanek Azad û Avakirina Civakek Demokratîk" translates as “Everything for a Free Life and the Foundation of a Democratic Society.” On the right, a portrait of Kurdish revolutionary and thinker Abdullah Öcalan.
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