OF FATHERS AND SONS

By Talal DERKI

BASIS BERLIN FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

"Talal Derki’s new film „Fathers and Sons“ tells the story the young generation in Syria and asks about the future of children, who grew up in the war.“

Festivals
& Awards

Sundance 2018
World Cinema - Documentary - Grand Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, SYRIA, LIBYA, QATAR
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Talal DERKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Talal DERKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Tobias n. SIEBERT (DIE BASISBERLIN), Hans robert EISENHAUER (VENTANA-FILM GMBH), Talal DERKI (Cinema Group)
    • Synopsis

    • In this remote village in northern Syria, a landscape of bombed-out homes, abandoned tanks, and minefields becomes a playground for young boys taught to stone any girls who dare to show their faces in public. Schools have been decimated. Education consists of reciting the Koran and attending military training camp. Bedtime stories regale the glory of martyrdom. With unparalleled intimacy, Of Fathers and Sons captures that chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.
    • Partners & financing
    • Sundance Documentary Fund
      Screen Institute Beirut
      Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
      IDFA Bertha Fund
      SWR ARTE
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