|Director||Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi|
|Produced by||FremantleMedia Italia (Gabriele Immirzi), Rai Cinema, CALA Filmproduktion (Martina Haubrich), Wildside (Lorenzo Gangarossa)|
|Executive Producers||Silvia Bonanni|
|Cinematography||Alessio Romenzi, Francesca Mannocchi|
|Edited by||Emanuele Svezia, Sara Zavarise|
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Venice Film Festival 2018 : World Premiere
In wars it is not uncommon for the defeated to bury their weapons before retreating, hiding arsenals waiting 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. In Isis’s ideology children are the most effective weapon to bring into the future the idea of a great universal Caliphate: successors of one goal, creating a world divided in half, on the one the Jihadists and on the other the infidels to be exterminated. 500 thousand minors lived in Mosul alone, during the three-year occupation of the Islamic State. 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 and to make the ideology survive so that it can be reborn from the ashes of the fathers. Isis, Tomorrow follows the destiny of the surviving families of the fighters in the complexity of the post-war period, a post-war time of marginalisation and stigma, in which battle blood leaves room for daily revenge and retaliation, for violence as the only response to violence.
Francesca Mannocchi, Journalist and reporter. She has worked for several Italian and international newspapers and TV channels for several years. Her works are mainly about migrations and conflict zones. She has produced news reports from Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Afghanistan. She followed and spoke about the difficult post-revolutionary transition in Libya, the wars in Gaza, the coup in Egypt in 2013, the fight to free Sirte and Mosul from Isis occupation. She was awarded two prizes: Premio Giustolisi for her survey on the smuggling of migrants and Libyan prisons, and the 2016 Premiolino, the main prize for journalists in Italy. Her first book will be released in January with the title: “Everyone Shall Take Their Own Blame”, (Laterza Publishing Company. Alessio Romenzi, photographer. His photos are on the pages of prime international newspapers: Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, L'Espresso, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, and Stern. His work focuses on wars and migratory phenomena. He portrayed the Arab Springs before devoting himself to the Syrian conflict. He was one of the first photographers who documented the protests against Bashar al Assad’s regime and then the war in Syria. Recently he focused on the migratory phenomenon in Libya and the fight to free Sirte and Mosul from Isis occupation.