Falling for IS - A father searches for his sons in Syria

Bosnien 2018

For five years, Joachim Gerhard has been trying to track down his sons, who absconded to Syria in 2014 to fight for the IS. Now he travels to north-eastern Syria with a Kurdish acquaintance. They suspect that his sons are being held there in prisons for IS prisoners. It is an adventurous and emotionally upsetting journey for Joachim Gerhard.

Written and directed by Eberhard Rühle

Camera: Nikolaus Tarouquella-Levitan

Editing: Gabriele Eglau