The Return: Life after ISIS

The Return: Life after ISIS

23rd TDF: European Premiere

A unique access portrait of a group of Western women who devoted their young lives to ISIS, but who now want to be given the chance to start over back home in the West. Among them, probably the most famous British recruit Shamima Begum, who fled the country when she was 15, and Hoda Muthana from the USA who allegedly incited her followers on Twitter to support the Islamic State. Universally reviled by the media, these women now tell their stories for the very first time.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Alba Sotorra Clua
Script: Júlia Parés, Alba Sotorra Clua
Cinematography: Lara Vilanova, Gris Jordana, Núria Roldós
Editing: Michael Nollet, Xavi Carrasco
Sound: Coni Docolomansky, Denis Darwish, Nadja Darwish, Àlex Albors, Anna Rajadell (direct), Jordi Ribas (design)
Music: Mehmud Berazi, Josefina Rozenwasser
Production: Alba Sotorra Cinema Productions
Producers: Alba Sotorra Clua, Vesna Cudic, Carles Torras
Co-production: Met Film
Executive producer: Alba Sotorra Clua, Vesna Cudic, Sam Collyns, Poppy Dixon (Sky), Jack Oliver (Sky), Jordi Ambros (TVC)
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, UK
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 90΄
Contact: MetFilm Sales

Alba Sotorra Clua


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