Olivia Wilde's New Documentary Follows Women Fighting On The Front Line Against ISIS

The actress has worked as the executive-producer on a new documentary about a female-led resistance fighting the terror group.

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If you love a good Louis Theroux, Stacey Dooley or Benjamin Zand documentary, look no further for your next nonfictional motion picture delights.

Olivia Wilde's new documentary Fear Us Women, documenting Canadian citizen Hanna Bohman's fight against ISIS, is a must-watch.

Bohman is a 48-year-old former model and biker who has swapped the catwalk for the battlefields in Syria and has made headlines over the years for joining the fight against ISIS, battling on the front lines of the war since 2015.

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Fear Us Women, executive-produced by Wilde, follows Bohman and the women of the YPJ - an all-female division of the Kurdish People's Protection Units working to improve women's rights in the Middle East - as they fight against the terrorist organisation.

In a trailer for the documentary, Bohman explains: 'When I went there I would tell people "I'm not going there to kill anyone, I'm going there to help people".

'You have to make peace with the fact that you could die.'

In the documentary, directed by David Darg and produced by RYOT, Bohman admits she felt compelled to help the women's revolution and is something she feels so strongly about that it's worth putting herself out there and potentially becoming a target.

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Revealing her reason for joining the fight, Bohman - who is regularly seen in the 27-minute short documentary calmly speaking to camera with an AK47 slung over her shoulder - explains: 'If people can volunteer to help ISIS, there must be women who can volunteer to help fight ISIS.'

You have to make peace with the fact that you could die

Describing the meaning of her tattoo, etched on her left forearm, the former model says it translates to: 'Fear us women, enemies of humanity, for you who die by our hands will burn in hell forever.'

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Wilde opened up about her experience of meeting Bohman and learning about her reasons for joining the female-led resistance to Yahoo Lifestyle to say: 'Hanna is such an incredible protagonist.

There must be women who can volunteer to help fight ISIS

'I can do my own part as an activist, but I'm not doing anything nearly as dangerous as these women in putting their actual lives on the line. I was really moved by that.'

You're not the only one, Olivia.

UK viewers can watch the documentary Fear US Women here and US-based audiences can stream here on Verizon's go90.

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