Two men are relaxing in a sparsely decorated room after a long day in the battlefield. A group of young boys run around noisily and laugh, like 10-year-olds do. The difference is just that these boys are the sons of ISIS warriors who are lounging about in the room. Their goodnight stories consist of tales from the war and about martyrs, who have sacrificed themselves as suicide bombers. When the goodnight stories are finished, their fathers kiss and hug them and say ‘I love you’ before the lights are turned off. The boys want to be like their fathers, and several of them are named after what most people would call terrorists, but who are considered heroes here. Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki has lived over two years with the ISIS warrior Abu Osama’s family, and his both shocking and deeply human ‘Of Fathers and Sons’ gives us a unique look at the surprising tenderness that hides under the feared black flag of the Islamic State of Syria. For even if you love death more than life, the love of your children is still greater than both taken together.