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Children of the Enemy

Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Gorki Glaser-Müller / Feature Documentary / Sweden, Denmark, Qatar / 2021 / 97 min / Original Language: English, Spanish, Swedish / Interests: Social Issues, Family, Human Rights, Documentary


‘Children of the Enemy’ is the story of bohemian musician Patricio whose daughter married one of Europe’s most notorious ISIS terrorists. They left for Syria in 2014, and as the caliphate crumbles five years later, both are killed. Their seven small children miraculously survive and are placed in the monstrous camp al-Hol. When the Swedish authorities neglect to act on behalf of the children, Grandpa Patricio is forced to take it upon himself to try to get them out.


Gorki Glaser-Müller
Kristofer Henell, Erika Malmgren

About the Director

Gorki Glaser-Müller is a filmmaker, writer for film, tv and radio and a multi-artist working with experimental formats such as VR. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1973 and came to Sweden as a 13-year-old. Since graduating from Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, he has experimented with audiovisual storytelling in various forms. His first feature film was the critically acclaimed ‘Once a Year’ (2013). ‘Children of the Enemy’ is Gorki’s feature documentary debut.

Production Company Profile

Cinenic Film is a production company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company produces and co-produces high-quality drama, documentaries and animations aimed at theatrical distribution and TV. Titles include ‘Beyond Dreams’ (2017), ‘Flocking’ (Berlinale Crystal Bear winner 2015), ‘Underdog’ (2014) and co-productions ‘And Breathe Normally’ (Sundance best directing 2018), feature animation ‘The Tower’ (over 100 festivals 2018-19), ‘Phoenix’ (Toronto 2018), ‘Hacker’ (winner Chicago Int'l Children’s FF, Cinekid, Stockholm Junior FF 2019) and ‘Daniel’ (2019).


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    Erika Malmgren

    Cinenic Film

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    Cinenic Film

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