Of Fathers and Sons

Directed by Talal Derki
Documantary | Germany, Syria, Lebanon | 2017 | Arabic | English | 99’

Cairo Cinema Days 3
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Talal Derki, gains the trust of a radical Islamist family and films their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses mainly on the children, providing an extremely 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 center of the story. They both love and admire their father and obey his words.