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Of Fathers and Sons: dir Talal Derki (2018)

25 November @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Free, but pre-register

In this Sundance Film Festival prize-winning documentary, director Talal Derki (Return to Homs) returns to his native Syria and gains remarkably unfettered access to a radical jihadist and his family for two years. General Abu Osama raises his young sons to become Islamist fighters, but what if they just want to get an education? Derki offers viewers a frank, disturbing look at the all-consuming, and, ultimately, dead-end consequences of radicalization for not only Abu Osama but the next generation.

The film screens in the CinemaNa programme showcasing films from the Arab world; it is supported by the Palestinian Business Council and is followed by Q&As with the director.

In Arabic with English subtitles.


25 November
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Free, but pre-register
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NYUAD Arts Center
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