Someone Else's War

Anna, Jac and Kosta are three young Brits from very different backgrounds who have died fighting as volunteers against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. Someone Else’s War follows the journeys of their parents as they seek answers to why their children left home to fight against the world’s most feared terrorist organisation.

To date at least 20 British nationals, some with no previous experience of combat, have travelled to Syria to fight ISIS on the frontline. Eight of them have lost their lives. What led these young Brits to risk everything, travelling thousands of miles to fight 'someone else’s war'? And with returning fighters facing terrorism charges back in the UK, how should their actions be perceived?

  • Tom Huntingford
    Director
  • George Cowie
    Director
  • Martin Armstrong
    Director
  • Superfolk Films
    Producer
  • Charlie Phillips
    Executive Producers for The Guardian
  • Mustafa Khalili
    Executive Producers for The Guardian
  • Jacqui Edenbrow
    Executive Producers for The Guardian
  • Adam Thomas
    Editor
  • Jim Wallis
    Composer
  • Ken Macfarlane
    Grader
  • Joseph Pierce
    Motion Graphics Designer
  • Ben Kape
    Sound Mixer
  • Aladdin Sinayic
    Translator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • The Guardian
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
  • Superfolk Films
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tom Huntingford, George Cowie, Martin Armstrong

Tom Huntingford and George Cowie are a filmmaking partnership and the creative team behind the London-based production company Superfolk Films. Their co-director Martin Armstrong is a journalist and filmmaker formerly based in Beirut and now in London who has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2011.

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