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The Return, Life after ISIS


Production companies

Ciutat de Granada, 45, àtic
08005 Barcelona, Catalonia

Contact Alba Sotorra Clua

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Carrer de la TV3, s/n
08970 San Joan Despí, Catalonia

Contact Victor Carrera

+34 934 999 333
fax: +34 934 731 563

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7 Centaurs Business Centre, Grant Way
TW7 5QD Londres, United Kingdom

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Sold territories

United Kingdom

Technical details

  • Year: 2021

  • Type: Documentary - Feature Film

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Audience: +16

  • Runtime: 90.00 '

  • Original version: English

  • Subtitled versions: Catalan , Spanish

  • Format: Colour, Other, Other,

  • Status: Completed

With the collaboration of

With the support of

  • ICEC (Catalan Institute for the Cultural Companies)

  • MEDIA Development


Shamima Begum (UK) and Hoda Muthana (US) are two of the women who filled international headlines when, as teenagers, they left their home countries to join ISIS. Now, after the fall of ISIS, they are trapped in detention camps in Northern Syria with thousands of other women and children. The stories of their struggle to return to the West and the public debate they sparked are intertwined with their harrowing, emotive accounts of the horrors experienced under ISIS. A story about a very hot topic that addresses an open debate in the West from an exclusive, intimate, and unprecedented perspective: that of the western former ISIS brides.


Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2021

United Kingdom - Sheffield

04/06/2021 - 13/06/2021

DocsBarcelona 2021

Catalonia - Barcelona

18/05/2021 - 30/05/2021

Hot Docs 2021

Canada - Toronto

29/04/2021 - 09/05/2021

Seattle International Film Festival SIFF 2021

United States - Seattle

08/04/2021 - 18/04/2021

Cleveland International Film Festival 2021

United States - Cleveland

07/04/2021 - 20/04/2021

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2021

United States - Austin

16/03/2021 - 20/03/2021