Children of Jihadists – The Impossible Return ?

The only three deradicalisation centres for the children of Jihadists can be found in Orkesh, Syrian Kurdistan. Amongst the hundreds of detainees ageing from 12 to 22 are four French children, including Adem, the son of the infamous Fabien Clain, the man responsible for the attacks on Paris in November 2015. 

After several months of negotiations, we were able to film inside the centres for the very first time. In front of the camera, Adem, Amza, Elias and Youssef open up to the crew and unveil the unfiltered accounts of their experiences. 

Should these youths be held responsible for the fanaticism of their parents? Endlessly waiting for the yet to come repatriation, they languish forgotten by the world in Orkesh.


  • Year: 2024
  • Duration: 26 mins
  • Production: Yemaya Productions
  • Director: Chris Huby & Guillaume Lhotellier
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France