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Preview Indie Dramedy 'Faisal Goes West' (Sudanese Man Working On A Texas Chicken Farm)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 22, 2012 at 9:04PM

Recently completed, and prepping to begin its film festival travels is director Bentley Brown's Faisal Goes West - an indie comedy/drama about a Sudanese man working in a Texas chicken farm; essentially, telling a larger story about how he and his family adjust to life in the USA.
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Faisal

Recently completed, and prepping to begin its film festival travels is director Bentley Brown's Faisal Goes West - an indie comedy/drama about a Sudanese man working in a Texas chicken farm; essentially, telling a larger story about how he and his family adjust to life in the USA.

The film's synopsis reads:

In a crunch for money, Faisal abandons his dreams of American university to work on a Texas chicken farm. Only through humility and hardship can he learn the tough lessons necessary to gain ground in his new home. 

The film stars Ramey Dawoud, Yassir Dirar, Tamador Sheikheldin, Azmi Abusam, and Helen Goodvin.

Director Bentley Brown's reasons for making this particular film? 

"I wrote this script to convey the experiences of many friends–and myself, moving from the U.S. to Chad as a child–who make the journey from one land to another. There often comes a point in moving where the newcomer is distanced from friends, loved ones, and relatives–even those who made the trip. Only she or he can fully touch, taste, and breathe the bittersweet moments of growth and change that happen within."

As for when the film will make its official debut, the filmmaker isn't in a big rush, opting to instead ensure that he delivers a film without any compromises, as he said in a May interview with our friends at Africa Is A Country.

The film is a collab between Sudanese and American artists, and in terms of distribution, the thought of making it available on demand, via the web, is an exciting one for those involved in the project.

"We can reach the whole world with that. After all, I want this film to be a platform, to get people to work together, to talk, to discuss through the power of drama, this fictional story."

Check out the trailer below; I think it could be tighter, and hope that a stronger one is cut ahead of the film's debut:


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