By Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi
FremantleMedia Italia, Rai Cinema, CALA Filmproduktion, Wildside
(Italy-Germany 2018), 80’
In wars it is not uncommon for the defeated to bury their weapons, hiding arsenals for better times. The weapons that Isis has left in inheritance for the future are hundreds of thousands of children educated in violence and martyrdom, successors of one goal – creating a world divided in half, on the one the Jihadists and on the other the infidels to be exterminated. During the three-year occupation of the Islamic State, 500,000 minors lived in Mosul alone. Isis, Tomorrow traces the months of war through the voices of the children of militiamen trained to become suicide bombers, but also of their victims and those who fought them. Today, fighters’ descendants are children who bear the burden of having been educated to kill their neighbours. Isis, Tomorrow follows the destiny of the surviving families of the fighters in the complexity of the post-war period, a time of marginalization and stigma, in which battle blood leaves room for daily revenge and retaliation, for violence as the only response to violence.
This documentary is part of “DIG: Lockdown Tapes”, a playlist of journalistic documentaries featuring the best projects awarded by DIG Awards in the past years. The playlist is a DIG initiative for continuing its mission in defense of investigative journalism also during the quarantine. All the available movies are here.