OF FATHERS AND SONS
98 min. 2017,
GERMANY/SYRIA/LEBABON/QATAR (recorded in Syria)
Directed by Talal Derki


If you want to tame your nightmares, you need to capture them first. That’s
what Syrian documentary filmmaker Talal Derki learned from his father. He
returns to his homeland to live with the family of Abu Osama, an Al-Nusra
fighter in a small village in northern Syria, focusing his camera mainly on the
children. From a young age, the boys are trained to follow in their father’s
footsteps and become soldiers of God. No matter how close the war comes,
there’s one thing they’ve already learned: they must never cry.
 

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ISADEST JA POEGADEST
Re˛issöör Talal Derki
Et taltsutada oma hirmud, tuleb need kõigepealt jäädvustada, õppis Süüria
filmitegija Talal Derki oma isalt. Ta reisib sõjast räsitud kodumaale ja elab
kaks aastat väikeses külas pühasõdalase Abu Osama juures, filmides peres
kasvavaid lapsi, kes ei mäleta aega enne sõda. Poisse treenitakse isa eeskujul
ustavateks d˛sõduriteks, kes eales pisaraid ei vala.