Of Fathers and Sons

A film by Tal­al Der­ki. In Ara­bic with Ger­man sub­tit­les.

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Tal­al Der­ki, a Syri­an direc­tor, returns to his home­land loo­king for ans­wers; he wants to under­stand what makes peop­le radi­ca­li­ze, dri­ving them into the hands of the so-cal­led “Isla­mic Sta­te”. Tal­al gains the trust of a radi­cal Isla­mist fami­ly and obser­ves the dai­ly life of its mem­bers for more than two years. His came­ra main­ly focu­ses on the child­ren, pro­vi­ding an extre­me­ly rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father who is a mem­ber of a jiha­dist orga­ni­sa­ti­on. Osa­ma and his bro­ther Ayman both love and admi­re their father and obey his orders. Howe­ver, while Osa­ma plans to fol­low the path of radi­ca­li­sa­ti­on, Ayman pre­fers to go back to school.


Deutsch­land 2018, 98 Min., arab. OmU
Regie: Tal­al Der­ki
Kame­ra: Kaht­an Has­soun
Schnitt: Anne Fabi­ni


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