Accept the Call
Directed by Eunice Lau
Singapore, USA / 83 mins / M18 – Mature Content
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?
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
Eunice Lau, Yasu Inoue, Ben Selkow, Noland Walker, Sue Turley
Yusuf Abdurahman, Zacharia Abdurahman, Ikraan Abdurahman
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 / 7:00 PM
*Filmmaker in attendance
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