Anhar Award for Best Arab Film, 7 Arabic Human Rights Films

For the second year in a row, the Anhar Award for Best Arab Film was held in Amman, Jordan. The nominated films were: Of fathers and Sons by Talal Derki (Nomination from Jordan), Naela and the uprising by Julia Pasha (nomination from Lebanon and Palestine), Bread and Angels by Rachid Biyi (nomination from Morocco), 194. Us, Children of the camp by Samer Salama (nomination from Syria), Egyptian Jean D’Arc by Iman Kamel (nomination from Sudan), Benzine by Sarah Obeidi (nomination from Tunisia), Withered Green by Mohamed Hammad (nomination from Egypt)

And the winner of the ANHAR Award for Best Arab film was Of Fathers and Sons by Syrian director Talal Dirki. Synopsis: “Talal Derki returns to his homeland, where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family. Sharing the family’s daily life through the lens of his camera provides an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic caliphate.”