Two Gods (2020)

Director: Zeshawn Ali Run Time: 82 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented in our Virtual Screening Room.

“This is real cinema vérité, one that authentically gives say to those who often remain voiceless.”

—Benjamin Tran for Film Forward

About the film:

Official selection of Hot Docs 2020.

Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark NJ. He mentors two kids – Furguan, 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 Furguan’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.

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