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Au nom du père, du fils et du djihad

Stéphane Malterre France, 2016

EdieEmm's rating of the film The Father, the Son and the Holy Jihad

Complex and fascinating. The Ayachi family, around whom Malterre builds his story, is extraordinary - already compelling enough for a film. Malterre gets credit for embedding the story in the family's own sense of its context (even when that POV requires setting up at rebel frontlines). The result is an unprecedentedly nuanced, beautifully empathetic & sorely needed depiction of the Syrian socio-political landscape.