Oscar-Nominated “Of Fathers and Sons” Radical Islam Doc Slated for March 5 from Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has announced the March 5 DVD release of the critically-acclaimed documentary Of Fathers and Sons (DVD: $29.99), which was recently nominated for Best Documentary Feature for the 2019 Academy Awards. With a Blu-ray release to follow on April 16, director and producer Talal Derki’s film finds him returning to his Syrian homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. A work of unparalleled intimacy that captures the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born, the film also won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Documentary section at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.