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THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS
(90 min) Spain/Syria/UK
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FRIDAY 10/22, 4:40 PM (SESSION 2)

Director: Alba Sotorra
Producers: Vesna Cudic, Alba Sotorra, Carles Torras

Description:

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 is British recruit Shamima Begum, who fled the country when she was 15, and Hoda Muthana from the US who incited her followers on Twitter to go on drive-bys and kill Americans. Universally reviled by the media, these women now tell their stories for the very first time. These young women left their countries as teenagers to join ISIS. Now they want to return but their countries don't want them back.

Biography:

Alba Sotorra is an independent filmmaker and producer working in high-end, challenging creative documentaries and fiction films based on real stories and characters. She is an EAVE graduate (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), and the founder of the audiovisual production company Alba Sotorra S.L., based in Barcelona. She participated in SOURCES2, Berlinale Talent Campus, Dokincubator, IDFA Academy and EAVE Producers Workshop. She is a member of Dones Visuals.

Vesna Cudic
is an international film sales and acquisitions specialist and a new business developer, highly experienced in setting up a film sales business, in negotiating and acquiring premium content, and in closing deals on content rights with worldwide broadcasters, distributors and global SVOD providers. In 2011 she was instrumental in launching the International Sales arm of Dogwoof, the UK's leading distributor of documentaries. Her credits include: Misha and the Wolves, Leftover Women, and The Return: Life After ISIS.

Carles Torras is a filmmaker from Barcelona, Spain. He is a director and producer from his own company Zabriskie Films, known for The Paramedic and Callback, Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Malaga Film Festival 2016. He also directed and wrote Open 24h, Trash and Joves.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.albasotorra.com/film/the-return/
e: ella@metfilm.co.uk



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