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Accept the Call

Directed by Eunice Lau

Singapore, USA / 83 mins / Rating TBC

Asian Premiere

Accept the Call

Asian Premiere

Directed by Eunice Lau
Singapore, USA / 83 mins / Rating TBC

SYNOPSIS

Zacharia Abdurahman was first detained in 2014 for trying to board a plane to join ISIS in Syria. Shortly after, he was arrested in an FBI anti-terrorism sting operation. His father, Yusuf, has only one question: Why would Zacharia give up life in America for a foreign terrorist organisation?

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Accept the Call charts a Muslim American family’s struggle against Islamic radicalisation. Through a series of calls from federal prison, Yusuf and his son examine and rebuild their understanding of their faith. As the ex-Somali Civil War refugee seeks common ground with his older first-generation children, their conversations inevitably turn to asking what it means to navigate a country that discriminates against brown, Muslim immigrants.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Eunice Lau is an independent filmmaker and former journalist whose stories are concerned with issues of identity and social justice. In 2015, Lau received a Spike Lee Fellowship grant for her feature documentary A-Town Boyz, which documents coming-of-age experiences of Asian-American men in Atlanta, Georgia.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

English, Somali

Producer:

Eunice Lau, Yasu Inoue, Ben Selkow, Noland Walker, Sue Turley

Cast:

Yusuf Abdurahman, Zacharia Abdurahman, Ikraan Abdurahman

Contact Company:

Eunice Lau

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Oldham Theatre
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 / 7:00 PM

*Filmmaker in attendance

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