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Country: CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY
Run Time: 97 minutes
Jabir, Usama, and Usier have a complicated relationship with their Islamist father Ibraham. Torn between the structure of their strict religious upbringing in rural Bosnia and their individual desires for growth and exploration, the boys struggle to find their place in the world. When Ibraham is sentenced to two years in prison for terrorist affiliations, the three brothers are left alone for the very first time, but the burden of responsibility weighs heavy in their father’s absence. Before departing for his prison sentence, Ibraham gives each of his sons specific tasks for running the household and their family’s sheep farm while he is away, demanding everything remain how he left it for when he returns. A captivating coming-of-age documentary, BROTHERHOOD follows these brothers through their trials and tribulations over two years while their father is in prison—two years that turn out to be incredibly formative for each of them. —G.S.
Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Westfield Studio Theatre
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 4:50 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes