Watch Trailer For 2013 Oscar-Nominated Cape Town-Shot, Somalia-set Short Film, 'Asad'

From Shadow and Act Wed Feb 6 2013, 15:29:45

Nominated For an Oscar in the Best Short Film category, Asad, shot on the west coast of Cape Town and featuring Somali refugees living, is the result of a collaboration between American director Bryan Buckley's Hungry Man Films and Cape Town producer Rafiq Samsodien of The Asylum. The story of Asad takes us into the lives of everyday people in a seaside village in Somalia, providing the audience with a glimpse into the daily struggles of everyday Somalis living in a failed state. Asad is a young boy faced with choices in a land where survival is a daily challenge. The film has already picked up 13 awards from festivals around the world, including the Tribeca,...

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