HiddenLight Productions, the new production company founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sundog’s Sam Branson, Chelsea Clinton, Roma Khanna, and Johnny Webb has acquired the series adaptation rights to best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani.
Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews and on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the story of an all-female Kurdish militia who took on ISIS in Northern Syria – and won.
From that unlikely showdown emerged a fighting force intent not only on defeating ISIS on the battlefield, but on spreading their own political vision and establishing gender equality in their corner of the Middle East and beyond. In the process, they earned the respect—and significant military support—of U.S. Special Operations Forces. The book will be published by Penguin Press on February 16th.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Co-founder, HiddenLight Productions says: “The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality. 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.”
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon adds: “No one has fought harder than Secretary Clinton to lift the voices of women around the world and to shine light on the lives of women fighting each day for their futures. She is a true trailblazer, and there is no better partner to bring The Daughters of Kobani and this story of the women who broke ISIS to the screen than HiddenLight.”
HiddenLight Productions was launched in December last year and focuses on premium documentary, unscripted and scripted entertainment for TV, film and digital.
HiddenLight’s first project, Gutsy Women, is a straight-to-series order for Apple TV+ inspired by the best-selling book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
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