Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark who takes young men- Naz and Furquan- under his wing to teach them how to live better lives. Hardship comes in all of their lives and Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral. During each of their darkest moments, they take what they’ve learned from their pasts and from each other to pull through and find their purpose. Two Gods is a poetic journey and reflection on coming of age and navigating grief, loss, and healing through the lens of mentorship and faith. Director ZeShawn Ali. 82 minutes
Zeshawn Ali is a director originally from Ohio and a graduate of NYU Film. He was apart of the filmmaking team for the 30 Mosques in 30 Days series telling the stories of Muslim Americans during the month of Ramadan.
Day of Black Docs is sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), graybayne media/film, What’s Up With Docs and Sill to Sidewalk.
11:30 AM - 11:59 AM – “COFFEE & CONVERSATION”
12:00 PM - 5:29 PM
Q&A w/director Milena Pastreich
SHORTS BLOCK – A COWGIRL & HER HORSE,
SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SHOULERS DEEP
Q&A w/ directors Elizabeth Bayne, John Fiege &
Q&A w/ Director ZeShawn Ali
IT’S YOURS: A FILM ON HIP-HOP & THE INTERNET
Q&A w/ Marguerite De Bourgoing
5:30PM - 6:30 PM PST via ZOOM
– “COCKTAILS & CRITICS”
The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed
to all the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021 the day
of the event.