Presented By:Musa Syeed and Barkhad Abdirahman
When Adan accidentally strikes a dog while on the job as a deliveryman; he feels a responsibility to the animal, even as his beliefs lead him to see it as impure. What follows is an insightful and direct slice of contemporary neo-realism set in Minneapolis’ vibrant Somali population.Director Bio
Musa Syeed is an independent filmmaker and writer. His first narrative feature Valley of Saints premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for World Cinema: Dramatic, and the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Big House, a narrative short Syeed shot in Yemen, was a 2014 Sundance selection. His previous films include the short documentaries Bronx Princess and A Son's Sacrifice.