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Imad’s Childhood

English title: Imad’s Childhood
Original title: Imads Barndom
German title: Imads Kindheit
Sweden, Kurdistan, Latvia, 2021

Director: Sanjavi, Zahavi
Production company: AVB Production AB
Age recommendation: 13 years and up
Length: 77 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Imad, a five-year-old Yazidi child, is released from ISIS captivity after two and a half years. During this time, ISIS has brainwashed Imad and he considers himself one of the ISIS fighters. His eyes still emanate innocence, but he shows no other feelings than hatred for his mother and resentment towards those around him. Will Imad's family be able to help him overcome his trauma and become again the child he once was?

Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2021, Thessaloniki Doc IFF 2022

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