Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malek returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.
It is an emotional movie, with extraordinary images and scenes, powerful, unique and deeply moving.
It has won the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) – Short Cuts Award for the Best Canadian Short and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Special Mention Jury Award, besides some other Academy Award qualifying festivals.
The Tunisin director, Meryam Joobeur, before Brotherhood, wrote and directed the short films Gods, Weeds and Revolutions (2012) and Born in the Maelstrom (2017).
Director: Meryam Joobeur
Running time: 25′