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by Talal Derki


Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate.

original title: Of Fathers and Sons
country: Germany, Syria, Lebanon
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Talal Derki
cinematography by: Kahtan Hassoun
film editing: Anne Fabini
music: Karim Sebastian Elias
producer: Tobias Siebert, Eva Kemme, Ansgar Frerich, Hans Robert Eisenhauer
production: Basis Berlin Filmproduktion, Ventana-Film, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, Cinema Group Productions (SY)
backing: AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (LB), Doha Film Institute (QA), German Federal Film Board (DE), IDFA BERTHA Fund (NL), ILB Investitionsbank desLandes Brandenburg (DE), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Screen Institute Beirut (LB), Sundance Institute Documentary Fund (US)
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