Monday April 15th @ 6:00 PM, CFA 112
The Department of Media Study’s PLASMA Series Presents
A Screening of Academy Award Nominated Documentary:
"OF FATHERS AND SONS"
Followed by a live Skype Q&A and discussion with the director Talal Derki
After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Of Fathers and Sons is a work of unparalleled intimacy that captures the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.
The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018, where it received the Grand Jury Prize of World Documentary, followed by many awards and nominations, including the 2019 Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary.
Intro by Filmmaker & MFA Candidate Shawn Combs