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Professor Gary R. Bunt

“Of Fathers and Sons” film

Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, “Of Fathers and Sons” — a Startling Film Goes Inside a Generational Apocalypse in Syria

What appears to be a depressing but essential piece of cinema (I have only viewed the trailer so far).

"Osama is the focus of a new documentary on the war in Syria, titled “Of Fathers and Sons,” by filmmaker Talal Derki. The film focuses on the lives of a group of Syrian militants and their families in a village in the northern province of Idlib. Derki’s previous film, the acclaimed 2013 documentary “Return to Homs,” told the story of a group of youthful revolutionaries waging a doomed battle to liberate their hometown from the Bashar al-Assad regime. While the narrative of “Return to Homs” had an undercurrent of heroism and nobility, “Of Fathers and Sons” is a much darker look at the radicalization of the uprising."

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IMDb 'Of Fathers and Sons'





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