Q&As with Eunice Lau, Yusuf Abdurahman, Ikraan Abdurahman, and Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center, NACDL. On June 15, joined by Blair Imani, Ambassador, Muslims for Progressive Values.
Twenty-five years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota, his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the eyes of a father striving to understand why his young son would leave his American life behind to attempt to join a terrorist organization in a foreign country, Accept the Call explores racism and prejudice against immigrants, the rise of targeted recruitment by radicalized groups, and the struggles of Muslim youth growing up in the U.S. today. This intimate film captures the story of this father and son attempting to mend their relationship after breaking each other’s hearts.