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.


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Original titleChildren of the Enemy GenreDocumentary Domestic release May 7th 2021 Production companyCinenic Film DirectorGorki Glaser-Müller ProducersErika Malmgren & Kristofer Henell EditorsKasper Leick, Åsa Mossberg, Søren Ebbe, Erika Gonzales Co-ProducersCharlotte Gry Madsen/SVT, Peter Possne/Film i Väst, Gorki Glaser-Müller/GGM Film, Signe Leick Jensen & Morten Kaufmann/Toolbox Film Executive ProducersJohn Battsek, Annika Hellström International salesCinephil FinancingSWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, DANISH FILM INSTITUTE, NORDISK FILM & TV FOND, DOHA FILM INSTITUTE, CITY OF GOTHENBURG, MALIK BENDJELLOUL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, SVT, FILM I VÄST, TOOLBOX FILM, GGM FILM, ONE NIGHT PICTURE VENTURELAND, DR TV, NRK, YLE