Sky Documentaries Boards The Return: Life After ISIS


Sky has boarded filmmaker Alba Sotorra Clua’s feature documentary The Return: Life After ISIS, which centers on a group of Western women who devoted their young lives to the militant group.

Among the women featured in The Return: Life After ISIS are British recruit Shamima Begum, who fled the country with two school friends when she was 15, and Hoda Muthana from the U.S., who incited her followers on Twitter to go on drive-by shootings and kill Americans. 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.

The project has been commissioned for Sky Documentaries by Zai Bennett, managing director of content; Poppy Dixon, director of documentaries and factual; and Jack Oliver, head of co-productions.

The Return: Life After ISIS is an Alba Sotorra Production in association with MetFilm and Ronachan Films, directed and produced by Alba Sotorra Clua. Clua’s previous projects include the documentary feature film Game Over and Comandante Arian.