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Of Fathers and Sons

Synopsis
Director Talal Derki returns to his Syrian homeland and gains the trust of a radical Islamist family. His camera focuses primarily 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) both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards, and Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary is a work of intimacy that captures the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.
Arabic with English subtitles.
Language
Arabic (Syria)
Country
Germany
Year of production
2018
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
Syria; Islamic radicals; family life; Jihad

Credits

Director
Talal Derki

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$22.46
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
102 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Kino Lorber

Email
contact@kinolorber.com
Web
http://www.kinolorber.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 629 6880
Fax
+ 1 212 714 0871
Address
Suite 503
339 West 39th Street
New York
NY 10018
USA
Notes
See also Kino Lorber Education (qv) - also publish under other labels including Kino Classics, Alive Minds Cinema and Redemption Films.
 

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