Children of the Enemy(EADF 2022)
Nominated as Best Documentary and Direction, Guldbagge Award
Best Documentary, Krakow Film Festival
Children of the Enemy revolves around one man's lonely yet epic struggle to rescue his seven orphaned grandchildren from distant and dangerous Syria. Patricio Galvez’s daughter married one of Sweden’s most notorious ISIS terrorists. In 2014, the couple signed up to fight for a caliphate in Syria. Both are killed as ISIS collapsed in 2019, but their seven young children survived and are interned in the infamous 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. Gorki Glaser-Müller’s documentary charts Patricio’s fascinating journey and all the dangers it entails, and also his self-redemption from the past.
Swedish, English, Spanish