Around Town: A Stray by Alwan 3rd I Awards winner, Musa Syeed

Fri, October 21, 2016 7:30 pm at Made in NY Media Center by IFP

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NY Theatrical Release:A Stray by Musa Syeed

Friday, 21 October to Thursday, 27 October 2016

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Written and directed by Alwan 3rd I Awards winner Musa Syeed, A Stray tells the moving coming-of-age story of a young Muslim refugee and his dog.See trailer here.

In Minneapolis’ large Somali refugee community, Adan has nowhere to go. His mom kicked him out, and his friends are tired of his headstrong ways. As a last resort, he moves into the mosque, praying for a little help. Surprisingly, God seems to answer. Adan quickly lands a good job, devout friends, and a newfound faith. When Adan nearly hits a stray dog on the job, he’s forced to take it in for a night. But one of his new mosque friends considers the dog impure, and he throws Adan out. With Adan back on the streets, surrounded by his old crew, ex-­girlfriends, prying FBI agents and his estranged family, the dog may be his only friend as he tries to keep his faith and get through the night.

Official Selection of SXSW and BAM Cinemafest.

About the filmmaker:

Musa Syeed's first feature film Valley of Saints, which was shot in Kashmir, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, was a New York Times' Critics Pick, and is available on Netflix. His short The Big House, shot in Yemen, was a 2013 Alwan 3rd I Award-winner and a Sundance Film Festival selection. It is available on YouTube.

Last updated: 2016-10-16 17:57:07

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