Of Fathers and Sons

Of Fathers and Sons

Of Fathers and Sons

Documentarian Talal Derki (Return to Homs) shares the daily life of a radical Islamist family over two years in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning doc.

"He focuses mainly on the children, providing a rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) are in the centre of the story. Both love, admire and obey their father, but while Osama seems to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. The film captures the moment when the children have to let go of their youth…" (DocEdge Film Festival)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Documentary), 2018 Sundance Film Festival
201799 minsGermany, Syria, LebanonArabic with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Talal Derki ('The Return to Homs')
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Variety

Variety

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An intrepid, cold sweat-inducing study of Jihadi radicalisation in the home from celebrated Syrian docmaker Talal Derki.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An admirably audacious feat of documentarian access, Of Fathers and Sons is of obvious topical and anthropological interest as a glimpse into the gradual radicalisation of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process.

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Variety

Variety

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An intrepid, cold sweat-inducing study of Jihadi radicalisation in the home from celebrated Syrian docmaker Talal Derki.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An admirably audacious feat of documentarian access, Of Fathers and Sons is of obvious topical and anthropological interest as a glimpse into the gradual radicalisation of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process.

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