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    Anne Poiret
  • Author

    Anne Poiret
  • Broadcaster

    France Télévisions


There are believed to be some one hundred thousand children that have been fending for themselves since the battle against ISIS. From orphans in the streets of Mosul to “the children of ISIS,” whose families had pledged allegiance to the caliphate. Since their existence is not legally recognized, they have no I.D., and therefore no access to education, medical care, or food assistance.Since the fall of ISIS, tens of thousands of children have also been held in camps along with the most radicalized of the women. They are living in catastrophic sanitary and humanitarian conditions that have only worsened with the Covid-19 crisis. An unprecedented investigation into a generation of young victims of the war against the Islamic State. How can we help them to believe in the future and to find a place in society, so that they do not become a threat to the international community?  
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 latest film Mosul after the war was broadcast in France, Germany , Sweden and Switzerland last spring.
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      Arabic / English / French
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      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka GALLIER et Erik TOLLU
    • Technical team

      Commentary said by : Anne Poiret Original music : Olivier Adelen Image editing : Françoise Bernard Director of photography : Julien Mauranne Assistant editor : Sacha Kouprianoff Color grading : Guillermo Fernandez Mixer : Philippe Charriot
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      A film by Anne Poiret Adaptation and subtitles : IMAGINE
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      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka GALLIER et Erik TOLLU
    • DELIVERY SPRING 2021 With the support of the PROCIREP- Société des producteurs and the ANGOA as well as the Ile-de-France Region, in partnership with the CNC With the participation of RTS Swiss Radio Television Unit Fiction Documentaries and Original Series Steven Artels /Gaspard Lamunière And France Télévisions