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ABOUT THE FILM

Inspired by current events around the world, this film is about two Syrian brothers who arrive as refugees in a hypothetical America where radical Islamic terrorism has become commonplace. It chronicles their separate journeys as they each cope with drastic changes in their environment. As Muslims are being further vilified in the media and mistreated in public, each brother redefines his own religious identity. A stark difference in this definition ultimately sheds light on the individual’s relationship with the core of their beliefs. It speaks on the human characteristics which connect us all, as much as it does on those that divide us. Our alternate America serves as the backdrop to explore how each individual brother finds himself amidst the pressure to change. The rising perils of extremism today and the dangerous rhetoric in circulation highlight the relevance of our film and the significance of raising awareness in people.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Ever since 9/11, the American view of Muslims has been contorted by the horrible stories heard on news media. In the last few years, this fear has grown to a level we have not experienced before in our society as the threat of a terror attack seems evermore looming. At the same time, this fear has created an environment wherein peaceful and law abiding Muslims have been the targets of discrimination in some cases. Ever since the Paris attacks of 2015, I have been exploring this concept as a filmmaker. For the last two years, I set out to uncover inalienable truths about humankind as they relate to race, religion and responsibility in our society. It is my highest hope that this film will shed understanding on the issue, regardless of political leaning.

Ever since 9/11, the American view of Muslims has been contorted by the horrible stories heard on news media. In the last few years, this fear has grown to a level we have not experienced before in our society as the threat of a terror attack seems evermore looming. At the same time, this fear has created an environment wherein peaceful and law abiding Muslims have been the targets of discrimination in some cases. Ever since the Paris attacks of 2015, I have been exploring this concept as a filmmaker. For the last two years, I set out to uncover inalienable truths about humankind as they relate to race, religion and responsibility in our society. It is my highest hope that this film will shed understanding on the issue, regardless of political leaning.

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