“Of Fathers and Sons” follows the daily lives of an extremist family. Filmmaker Talal Derki posed as a sympathetic photojournalist to enter a village controlled by the al-Nusra Front in the Syrian Civil War and stayed with the Osama family for two years. The father works as a sniper and as a mine remover. He removes his children from school due to coeducation and latter sends them to a terrorist training camp. The older son embraces the cause; the younger wishes to return to school. Derki’s “admirably audacious feat” took home an Oscar and the Sundance prize for best documentary.
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin