Children of the Enemy
Gorki Glaser-Müller • Denmark, Sweden, Qatar • 2021 • 97 min
Patricio Galvez embarks on a lonely struggle to rescue his seven orphaned grandchildren from a prison camp in Syria.
Patricio Galvez’ daughter married one of Sweden's most notorious ISIS terrorists. In 2014, they join the fight for a caliphate in Syria. Both are killed in its collapse in 2019, but their seven young children survive and are interned in the notorious al-Hol prison camp as „Children of the Enemy”. When the Swedish authorities show little interest in freeing them, Patricio starts a one man campaign to save their lives and bring them home.
Sections: Faces of war