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Documentary

Of Fathers And Sons

Year 2017
Runtime 98 mins
Language Arabic
Subtitles English

Posing as a war photographer and embedding himself with a family immersed in intergenerational warfare, exiled Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki’s follows up his award-winning RETURN TO HOMS (played at Calgary Film 2014) with another riveting portrait of his decimated homeland.


For more than two years, Derki lived with Abu Osama, an Al-Nusra fighter in a remote village in Northern Syria. Osama’s dedication to his beliefs are inculcating his children to follow in his footsteps. As his young sons are radicalized at a jihadist camp where they literally jump through hoops of fire, this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary contrasts the horrors of war with devotion to family.


Written by Alexander Rogalski


Sundance

IFDA

Countries

Germany Lebanon Syria
Director
Talal Derki
Executive Producer
Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous
Producer
Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert, Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Cinematographer
Kahtan Hasson
Editor
Anne Fabini
Music
K.S. Elias