Do their murdered victims get to leave hatred behind?
“Filmmaker hopes new doc on Canadian and other ISIS brides will help ‘leave hatred behind,’ allow repatriation,” CBC News, April 30, 2021
Last Updated: April 30, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Hamilton native Kimberly Polman is among former ISIS brides featured in The Return: Life After ISIS by Alba Sotorra Clua and her Barcelona-based production company, and the filmmaker hopes the new documentary will give insight into the issues surrounding repatriation.
Sotorra Clua said the documentary, currently one of the films being shown digitally during the Hot Docs Festival, focuses on the plight of Polman and other women from Western countries who joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but then came to regret it.
“This brings a different light on the issues and the question of repatriation,” Sotorra Clua told CBC News via telephone from Barcelona.
“Civil society, politicians and policymakers — it can make them rethink the way we are dealing with this issue.
“At the moment, the Western world is rejecting repatriation, and maybe if they watch the film, they can have a different point of view,” said Sotorra Clua, of Alba Sotorra Cinema Productions….
The group of Western women in the Syrian detention camp featured in the documentary are from different parts of the world, including Canada, the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany.
They include Briton Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana, both from the United States….
“The only way out for all of us is to leave hatred behind and start over with compassion, forgiveness and understanding,” Sotorra Clua added.