An Army of Sons (2020)


Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Part of Storyville Global (see below) – Season 16, Episode 03.


His award-winning film provides a very rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate, capturing the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is born.

What is Storyville?

An international documentary strand that comprises a variety of contemporary and challenging documentaries from different filmmakers gathered from across the globe.

The first episode aired in October 2002.

Production & Filming Details

  • Production: Storyville Global.
  • Distributor(s): BBC Four and BBC World News.
  • Release Date: 31 October 2020.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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