In the suburbs of Long Island, Sherman finds herself responsible for her neighbor’s son Osman who wakes up to the news of his parents’ fatal accident. With cultural and linguistic barriers, how far will Sherman go to make Osman feel at home?

Cast: Zainab Jah, Adam Alnasser, Nano Raies, Noor Hamdi

Directed by Darine Hotait

Screenplay by Madeline Johnson

Story by Ilter Aykac

Produced by Mevlut Akkaya

Executive Producer: Ilter Aykac & Sine Aras Akten

Cinematographer: Kalyn Jacobs

Editor: Liz Charky

Production Design: Bria Josephs

Sound Design: Charles De Montebello

Original Score: Ben Williams

Poster design: Maece Seirafi

Production Company: Akaya Films

In Association with Re xFunctional

Technical Specs

TRT: 14 minutes

Country of production: USA

Year of production: 2022

Genre: Narrative drama

Tech specs: 23.98 fps | Stereo | Color | 2:35

Available screening format: DCP, 4K Digital File (H.264 or Apple ProRes)

Language: English & Arabic

Subtitles: English subtitles are available.


. 30th Pan African Film Festival, April 2022, Los Angeles