Sky has boarded filmmaker Alba Sotorra Clua’s feature documentary The Return: Life After ISIS ahead of its premiere in competition at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival.
The Sky Original documentary has been commissioned for Sky Documentaries by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Poppy Dixon, Director, Documentaries and Factual, and Jack Oliver, Head of Co-Productions. MetFilm Sales is handling worldwide sales on the title.
The powerful documentary provides exclusive access to a group of Western women who devoted their young lives to ISIS, including British recruit Shamima Begum, who fled the country with two school friends when she was just 15, and Hoda Muthana from the United States who incited her followers on Twitter to go on drive-by shootings and kill Americans.
Splitting opinions in the media and the public, these women now tell their stories for the first time. The film explores the realities of the more than 60,000 ISIS brides and children stranded in Syria with no country to go back to. The Sky Original documentary will launch on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV in the Summer.