Of Fathers and Sons
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- Abu Osama
- Ayman Osama
- Osama Osama
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Watching young men become militarized is one of those gut-churning documentary topics. And yet the main subject of Of Fathers and Sons would argue that this is the only path to freedom and to happiness. The best parts of Talal Derki’s award-winning film not only seek to understand that but to reason with it.
An admirably audacious feat of documentarian access, Of Fathers and Sons is of obvious topical and anthropological interest as a glimpse into the gradual radicalization of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process.
The film's verité approach risks humanizing Abu Osama, but we eventually gain a complex understanding of the banality of his evil.