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Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Zeshawn Ali and producer Aman Ali, moderated by Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of VICE.


Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, New Jersey. He mentors two kids: Furquan, a confident 12-year-old who comes from a rough home, and Naz, a 17-year-old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young Black man growing up in Newark. Hardship comes when Furquan's home life becomes more turbulent and Naz gets caught up in a serious arrest. Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral. During their darkest moments, they take what they've learned from each other to pull through — and through faith, brotherhood and redemption, they find their purpose. Official Selection, 2020 Hot Docs, BlackStar and Montclair film festivals.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Director
    Zeshawn Ali
  • Screenwriter
    Zeshawn Ali
  • Producer
    Aman Ali