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OF FATHERS AND SONS

OF FATHERS AND SONS

Talal Derki | Syrien, Libanon, Deutschland 2017 | 98 Min. | OmeU

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Für Of Fathers and Sons kehrte Derki in seine Heimat Syrien zurück. Derki gibt vor Kriegsjournalist zu sein und gewinnt das Vertrauen einer radikal-islamistischen Familie. Während die „Soldaten Allahs” in den Krieg ziehen konzentriert er sich mit der Kamera auf die Brüder Osama und Ayman. Zwei Jahre begleitet er den Alltag der Buben und liefert einen einzigartigen Einblick in eine Kindheit mit einem Vater,
dessen größter Traum die Errichtung eines islamischen Kalifats ist. Mit offener Haltung ermöglicht uns Derki die Teilhabe an einer Vater-Sohn Beziehung, die zwischen Patriarchat, Jihad-Schule und islamistischer Radikalisierung wenig Raum bietet, Kind zu sein.

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Regie: Talal Derki
Kamera: Kahtan Hasson
Schnitt: Anne Fabini
Ton: Sebastian Tesch
Produzent: Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert, Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Musik: K.S. Elias


Awards
Grand Jury Prize (World Documentary), Sundance Film Festival
Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award (International), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
DocEdge Award, Documentary Edge Festival
Movies That Matter Award, ZagrebDox
Special Jury Prize, Valletta Film Festival
Main Feature Award, SWR Doku Festival
Fritz-Gerlich-Preis, Munich Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, Madrid International Documentary Film Festival
Silver Star, El Gouna International Film Festival
Nominated Best Documentary Feature, 91st Academy Awards®
Nominated Best Documentary Feature, IDA Documentary Awards
Nominated Best Writing, IDA Documentary Awards
Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Cinema Eye Honors
Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Cinema Eye Honors
Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Production, Cinema Eye Honors
Nominated “Unforgettables” Nonfiction Subjects of 2018, Cinema Eye Honors
Nominated Best European Documentary, European Film Awards


Filmography as director
2017 OF FATHERS AND SONS , feature documentary (98min)
2016 Ode to Lesvos, short documentary (5min)
2013 Return to Homs , feature documentary (90min)
2010 Hero of the Sea , documentary (28min)
2005 A whole line of trees , short film, 35 mm (8min)
2003 Hello Damascus goodbye Damascus , short film, 16mm (12min)


Biography
Talal Derki was born in Damascus and is based in Berlin since 2014. He studied film directing in Athens and
worked as an assistant director for many feature film productions and was a director for diff erent
Arab TV programs between 2009 and 2011. Furthermore, he worked as a freelance cameraman for
CNN and Thomson & Reuters. Talal Derkis short films and feature length documentaries received
many awards at a varietyof festivals. His feature documentary RETURN TO HOMS has won the
Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Grand JuryPrize in 2014. The same year, he was al member
of the international Jury at IDFA.