Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to produce series about all-women militias that fought Islamic State
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, will produce a television series based on Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s “The Daughters of Kobani,” a nonfiction chronicle about all-women Kurdish militias that battled the Islamic State in northern Syria, according to Deadline.

The mother-daughter duo will produce the series through their company HiddenLight Productions. 

Lemmon’s book, set to be published Feb. 16, chronicles the YPJ, or Women’s Protection Units, a group of the Syrian Democratic Forces that defended the city of Kobani against a siege by the radical Islamist group.


The YPJ went on to aid in the creation of a safe zone for the Yazidi religious minority, which has been the victim of United Nations-recognized acts of genocide by the Islamic State.

“The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality,” Hillary Clinton said in a statement, according to Deadline. “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.”

The production company previously announced its first project, “Gutsy Women,” an AppleTV documentary series based on Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s 2019 book “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.”