In his 8th released indie movie, Evan Ross continues to expand his body of work with this practically non-verbal performance that demonstrates what a great actor he continues to shape up in being.
The story is two fold, one about a young man's journey to find his religious/spiritual foundation and the 2nd part focuses on our knee-jerk reaction to a lot muslims after 9/11. Though this could have been an exercise in futility, Evan makes you believe in the character, a true story of the director/writer's experience.
When I saw it in San Francisco, the theater had several religious-garbed muslims in attendance. You could feel the anxiety and tension during some of the more controversial parts like a venture into a madrasa and then the American-fear element after 9/11.
It is a film that should be part of any theological study or investigation of the muslim tradition.
Highly recommend it!