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    Anne Poiret
  • Author

    Anne Poiret
  • Broadcaster

    France Télévisions


There are about several tens of thousands of “children of ISIS”, whose families had pledged allegiance to the caliphate. They’re stigmatized, and their existence is not legally recognized in “Post-ISIS” Iraq. Without I.Ds, they have no access to medical care, food assistance, nor, above all, to education. This unprecedented investigation offers a voice to those minors, the social outcasts of a new Iraq that only a handful of NGOs are trying to help. Around the Mosul area, in Iraqi Kurdistan and Northeastern Syria, this documentary takes the form of a journey on war-torn lands, to meet this generation who endured the reign of the Islamic State, a war for liberation and its resulting violence, and now tries to find a future, between resilience and revenge. 

ANNE POIRET is a filmmaker and investigative broadcast journalist based in Paris. She won the most prestigious journalism award in France in 2007 – the Albert Londres Prize, for her film shot in Sri Lanka Muttur: a Crime Against Humanitarians. Anne has often filmed the traumas of the “neither peace, nor war” situations in the Middle East, Cambodia, Africa... Her recent filmography includes: State-Builders on the UN in South Sudan, The Envoy, inside Syria Peace Negotiations that focuses on the work of Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria or My country makes weapons on the French weapons industry. The Genocide of the II Reich on the forgotten genocide in Namibia and Welcome to Refugeestan on UNHCR and refugee camps all over the world - were selected in a dozen European documentary festivals. Her second to last film Mosul after the war (ARTE), won the Special Jury award at FIGRA Festival in 2020. 

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