The journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father’s halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father’s immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse. On the holiest day of the year, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American, and as a son.
Yoni Brook is an independent documentary producer and photojournalist. He has worked as a photojournalist at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. He has directed and served as a cinematographer on numerous documentary and short films. He is an alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Art’s Film & Television Department.
A Son’s Sacrifice
2006, 27', color, video
Jacob Okada, Yoni Brook
Foment Films LLC