In the aftermath of the ISIS siege of Marawi in 2017, the southern Philippines has become a hotspot for terrorist activity. The violent aftermath of this conflict led to many people still living in refugee camps or other emergency shelters, and the reconstruction of the city could take years. The terror group’s capture of Marawi was the climax to an old, religiously-charged conflict in the area. This has created a rich breeding ground for radical Islamist groups to recruit new fighters for jihad.
As our cameras follow the journey of those affected, we witness the challenges and dangers that they face every day. Despite the difficulties, the people of Marawi are determined to rebuild their lives and make a better future for themselves and their children. But will they be able to rebuild their shattered homes and overcome the deep-rooted tensions and divisions that remain? This powerful documentary explores the human story behind the headlines and takes the viewer deep into the heart of the conflict in Southeast Asia.