“OF FATHERS AND SONS” Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
Director: Talal Derki Producers: Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert Cinematography: Kahtan Hassoun Editor: Anne Fabini Composer: Karim Sebastian Elias Distributors: Kino Lorber Release Date: November 16, 2018 Run-time: 99 minutes
FILM SYNOPSIS: Documentarian Talal Derki returns to his native Syria and gains the trust of Abu Osama, a founder of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front. Believing in an Islamic caliphate, Abu Osama indoctrinates his sons in his beliefs, sending the oldest two, Osama and Ayman, to a military training camp. The brothers have differing reactions to their training, however, with Ayman longing to return to school.