Full Frame 2020 (unscreened)
DOC NYC, BlackStar, Montclair, Hot Docs, Camden
A Black Muslim casket maker mentors two boys.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In Newark, NJ, a mortician takes two troubled teenage boys under his tutelage. Teacher and students alike learn the meaning of tradition, hard work, and forgiveness through instruction in the ways of traditional Muslim burial. Shot in stark black and white, this beautiful look at a unique craft shows the importance of a bond forged through mentorship.