GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

HOBART FRI 10- SUN 12 MAY 2019 | LAUNCESTON THURS 16 - SUN 19 MAY 2019

DOCUMENTARY

OF FATHERS AND SONS

TASMANIAN PREMIERE

DIRECTOR: Talal Derki
GERMANY/USA/SYRIA/
LEBANON/NETHERLANDS/QATAR
/ 2017
HOBART
SATURDAY 11 MAY 12:3OPM
CINEMA 2
LAUNCESTON
FRIDAY 17 MAY 1O:OOAM
CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 99 MINS

The film offers a glimpse into the gradual radicalization of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process.

-The Hollywood Reporter

Winner of the special Documentary prize at the Munich Film Festival, as well as the Jury Award at Sundance, this amazing, immersive film, provides us with an insight into an issue that is so resonant world-wide today. Filmed over two years, the filmmaker returns to his homeland of Syria, and gains the trust of this radical Islamist family. This provides the audience with a rare opportunity to understand what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate. How does one become radicalized, echoing the number of instances we have seen in the news where men are even happy to sacrifice their lives for their religion and deeply held cultural values, inculcated from birth? Indeed, these actions are seen as the only path to freedom and happiness. A remarkable film.