CHILDREN OF THE ENEMY

  • Directed by Gorki Glaser-Müller / Score by Lisa Nordström / Awards Guldbagge Award for Best Original Score 2021

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 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.

97 min
Sweden / Denmark / Qatar
World premiere at CPH:DOX 2021, international main competition
Swedish theatrical premiere May 7 2021

Writer & Director: Gorki Glaser-Müller
Editors: Åsa Mossberg, Kasper Leick, Søren B. Ebbe, Erika Gonzales
Editing Consultants: Maya Daisy Hawke, Iikka Vehkalahti
Composer: Lisa Nordström
Sound Designers: Jonas Jansson, Martin Mighetto
Produced by: Kristofer Henell, Erika Malmgren
Co-Producers: Charlotte Gry Madsen/SVT, Peter Possne/Film i Väst, Gorki Glaser-Müller/GGM Film, Signe Leick Jensen & Morten Kaufmann/Toolbox Film (DK)
Executive Producers: John Battsek/Ventureland (UK), Annika Hellström (Cinenic Film)

Produced by Cinenic Film in co-production with SVT, Film i Väst, Toolbox Film, GGM Film, One Night Picture, in association with Ventureland, DR, NRK, YLE, with support from Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Doha Film Institute, City of Gothenburg, Malik Bendjelloul Memorial Foundation