Of Fathers and Sons
First screened in January 2019
Director: Talal Derki. Documentary about two boys being raised by their father inside an ISIS-controlled compound in Syria..

Twitter Capsule: Some aspects of assembly and production are inevitably rough, but it's a deeply, darkly illuminating document.

VOR:   Derki had to embed himself in an ISIS camp under false pretenses, inviting great danger to himself. Extraordinarily risky and valuable.

Photo © 2017 Basis Berlin Filmproduktion, © 2018 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Best Documentary (World Cinema)

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