9 Days in Raqqa


Leila Mustafa, 30, civil engineer and three times valedictorian, is the young mayor of Raqqa, the former self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State in Syria. Plunged in a man’s world, her mission is to rebuild her city in ruins after the war as well as enable reconciliation and establish democracy. An extraordinary mission. A French writer crosses Iraq and Syra to meet her. In this still-dangerous city, she¬†she has 9 days to live with Leila and discover her story.

9 Days in Raqqa movie poster with Leila Mustafa smiling.


Xavier de Lauzanne
90 minutes

Arabic, English, French, Kurdish