A Stray

May 25

(Musa Syeed, US, 2016, 82 min)

Free event! Seattle premiere! Intro by Iman Ali

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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.
 
"Abdirahman brings Adan to life with a magnetic camera presence and the rare gift of performing without seeming to act." The Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“A truly empathetic look at the immigrant experience in today's jittery American ‘homeland.’” – Film Journal International
 

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