Daech, les enfants fantômes

2023 film directed by Hélène Lam Trong

Daech, les enfants fantômes[1][2][3] is a documentary written and directed by Hélène Lam Trong, released in 2023. he receives the Prize Albert Londres of audiovisual[4][5]

Daech, les enfants fantômes
Directed byHélène Lam Trong
Written byHélène Lam Trong
Produced byCinétévé
Fabienne Servan Schreiber
Estelle Mauriac
CinematographyBernard Jalet
Edited bySoline Braun
Distributed byFrance 5
Release date
Running time
72 minutes



In 2019, approximately 500 French children found themselves growing up in harsh conditions in Syrian prisons, a violation of child protection laws. Despite their families' pleas, the French government refused to bring them home. In January 2023, the UN condemned France for this decision, following previous condemnations in 2022. The only hope for these children lies with their families in France, who are demanding their repatriation. In the spring of 2023, over a hundred French children remain in dire conditions in Syrian camps, their future uncertain. All this is happening while concerns grow about Daesh's resurgence in the region.




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  2. Hélène Riffaudeau« Daech, les enfants fantômes », l’impossible retour on nouvelobs.com
  3. Marie-Hélène Soenen« Daech, les enfants fantômes » on télérama.fr
  4. Emmanuelle Skyvington. "Hélène Lam Trong reçoit le prix Albert-Londres 2023 pour "Daech, les enfants fantômes"". telerama.fr (in French)..
  5. FranceTelevisions. "Prix Albert-Londres pour « Daech, les enfants fantômes »" (in French). francetelevisions.fr.
  6. Ulysse BusnelSur France 5, les «enfants fantômes» de Daech au cœur d’un documentaire on Libération.fr
  7. Eric HancokThe oldest film festival on French Justice was relaunched this year on NewsBreak.com