DEBONO (GWENDOLINE), VAN DER STOCKT (LAURENT)
ARTE GEIE, FILMS DU SILLAGE (LES)
German, English, French
TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET
The Islamic State has reached the end of its territorial existence. The last days of the self-proclaimed caliphate are played out in eastern Syria; a third of the country is controlled by the Kurdish administration, which is not recognized by anyone.
We met men and women who testify to the wounds left by 5 years of jihadist rule:
Samira and Hafida, two Belgian and Dutch jihadists who live in Roj camp, waiting for their countries to decide their fate.
Bahoz and Simco, commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish and Arab alliance, who have been in all the battles against the Islamic State organization. They have led the final battle against the last jihadist pockets of resistance on the Baghouz front – at the confines of Syria and Iraq – alongside the coalition forces that would soon leave.
Mahmoud Kero, a Kurdish civil servant with an impossible task: to manage the camps where tens of thousands of jihadists, wounded civilians and exhausted children have been arriving for weeks.