82 min

Online Screening

In Newark, NJ, a mortician takes two troubled teenage boys under his tutelage. Teacher and students alike learn the meaning of tradition, hard work, and forgiveness through instruction in the ways of traditional Muslim burial. Shot in stark black and white, this beautiful look at a unique craft shows the importance of a bond forged through mentorship.   

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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Zeshawn Ali and Producer Aman Ali.

Director: Zeshawn Ali
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Producer: Aman Ali
Cinematographer: Zeshawn Ali, Emir Fils-Aime
Editor: Colin Nusbaum
Music: Michael Beharie
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Susan Norget
US Distributor: ITVS-Independent Lens