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Before Father Gets Back (Sanam mama dabrundeba)

Saturday, October 19

Director: Mari Gulbiani
Producers: Tekla Machavariani, Aleksandre Shervashidze, Stefan Tolz, Laurence Uebersfeld
2018 | 75 min | Georgia | France, Germany
US Premiere | Filmmaker in Attendance

Iman and Eva, two daughters of jihadists, reveal the daily lives of the families of ISIS fighters in the Republic of Georgia. As they await their fathers’ return, their mothers, elders, and community members are confounded by the growing specter of radicalism in their remote mountainous village. For Iman and Eva, the camera offers a means of self-expression—partially shot by the girls themselves, this film offers a glimpse into the growing number of Georgians radicalized by ISIS.

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