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On the day an African family from Zaire is reunited in America, their world is torn apart when a family member is kidnapped and war from one of their neighboring countries Rwanda, crosses over into their country.

  • Muhasani Kasomo
  • Muhasani Kasomo
  • Raeshib Aggerwhil
  • Dennis Mailu
    Key Cast
    "Abasi Jabari"
  • Morgan Dixon
    Key Cast
    "Naya Jabari"
  • Elester Latham
    Key Cast
  • Krystel Roche
    Key Cast
  • Bill Walthall
    Key Cast
    "Officer Barnes"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    32,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini, Anamorphic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
  • Reel Black Men Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 17, 2019
  • African American Film Marketplace
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 23, 2019
Director Biography - Muhasani Kasomo

Muhasani Joshua Kasomo is a Congolese filmmaker living in Southern California. Muhasani has always had an interest in storytelling through sounds or images which lead him on a journey of trying to learn how to become a filmmaker and attempting to figure out how Hollywood films are made.

The desire to become a filmmaker lead Muhasani to pursue a BA in communications at Vanguard University of Southern California with an emphasis on cinema and digital media and then onto a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production degree at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

I was born in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and got the opportunity to move to the United States at age of seven with my mom Kahindo and sister Lukogho where we were reunited with my dad Kasereka who had come to America earlier to finish grad school at Fuller Theological Seminary. The plan was for my family to return to the DRC after my dad finished his graduate studies. When the opportunity came to go back home to Zaire in 1994, the Rwandan genocide occurred and the resulting violence in Rwanda spilled over into Zaire/DRC making it unsafe for my family to return.

I feel like my story is a story that many immigrants can relate to because it is told from the immigrant perspective. One of my goals as a filmmaker is to tell visual stories of people who feel like they have no voice and or are from underserved communities presented from their perspective.