Children of the Enemy

Gorki Glaser-Müller, Sweden, 2021

96 min.Documentary

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Children of the Enemy
Danish title Children of the Enemy
Keywords Sweden, Children, Grandparents, Rescue missions, Syria, Refugee Camps, Refugee Children, Family history, 2020-2030
Director Gorki Glaser-Müller
Screenplay Gorki Glaser-Müller
Director of Photography Gorki Glaser-Müller
Editor Kasper Leick, Åsa Mossberg, Søren B. Ebbe, Erika Gonzales
Sound Jonas Jansson
Composer Lisa Nordström
Appearance Petricio Galvez, Smith. Clive Stafford, Alba Lagesjö Gonzales, Mio Lagesjö Gonzales
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Production company Cinenic Film
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Production company Cinenic Film
Co-production SVT, Film i Väst, Toolbox Film, GGM Film, One Night Picture
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Göteborg Stad
In collaboration with Ventureland, DR, NRK, YLE


Direction Gorki Glaser-Müller


Screenplay Gorki Glaser-Müller


Executive producer Kristofer Henell
Executive producer Erika Malmgren
Executive producer John Battsek
Executive producer Annika Hellström
Co-executive producer Charlotte Gry Madsen
Co-executive producer Peter Possne
Co-executive producer Gorki Glaser-Müller
Co-executive producer Signe Leick Jensen
Co-executive producer Morten Kaufmann
Post-production manager Michael Sevholt
Production manager Timothy Myers
Production coordinator Filip Kruse
Post-production supervisor Jonatan Cornu
Technical procucer Henrik Norin


Cinematographer Gorki Glaser-Müller


Still photographer Rena Effendi
Still photographer Gorki Glaser-Müller


Editor Kasper Leick
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Editor Erika Gonzales
Assistant editor Patrik Forsell
Editing supervisor Maya Hawke
Editing supervisor IIkka Vahkalahti


Composer Lisa Nordström


Sound Gorki Glaser-Müller
Sound designer Jonas Jansson
Mixer Jonas Jansson

Visual effects

Colorist Martin Steinberg
Graphic design Emil Gustafsson Ryderup
Online Fateh Shams
DCP mastering Christer Engström
Compositing Kristian Talajic
Compositing Christian Lindholm


Appearance Petricio Galvez
Appearance Smith. Clive Stafford
Appearance Alba Lagesjö Gonzales
Appearance Mio Lagesjö Gonzales
Appearance Katalina Pacheco
Appearance Pesraw Baker Hussein
Appearance Eksandar Saleh
Appearance Stefan Åsberg
Appearance Isabel Coles
Appearance Rena Effendi
Appearance Cecilia Uddén
Appearance Terese Cristiansson
Appearance Jacek Machula
Appearance Gorki Glaser-Müller
Appearance Halgord Akrayi
Appearance Anwar Yako
Appearance Simon Sewell
Appearance Beatrice Eriksson

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