CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Children of the Enemy

Year: 2021
Language: Swedish, Spanish, English, Arabic
Run Time: 97 minutes

Children of the Enemy
Children of the Enemy
Children of the Enemy

In 2014 Patricio Galvez’s daughter Amanda married an infamous jihadist and moved from Sweden to Syria to fight for ISIS. After both Amanda and her husband are killed in the collapse of the caliphate, their seven young children, ages one to eight, were left orphaned and trapped in a Syrian prison camp in dire conditions, while the debate over government responsibility for “children of the enemy” drags on. Without support from any of the countries involved, the orphaned children of ISIS fighters have been left in squalor and neglect. Desperate to bring his grandchildren back to Sweden safely, Patricio sets out on a dangerous solo mission to find them and take them home himself. A deeply moving documentary about frustration, love, and loss, CHILDREN OF THE ENEMY sheds light on the complex issues that remain in the wake of a devastating war, and the thousands of innocent children who have been left to suffer for the sins of their parents. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 2:40 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

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