A Muslim mortician takes two teenage boys under his wing and teaches them how to build caskets, wash bodies, and how to live. All of them are running from their pasts and struggle with coming of age in a place like Newark, New Jersey. Soon, they realize they need to rely on each other if they’re ever going to beat the streets and live up to the potential they've been fighting for.
Zeshawn Ali is a filmmaker and director based in Brooklyn. Originally from Ohio, he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently works as an editor for Firstborn, a digital... more»
Aman Ali is an award-winning storyteller and co-creator of 30 Mosques in 30 Days. He's made appearances on dozens of media outlets to talk about being born and raised Muslim in Ohio.
Through the eyes of these morticians, we hope to give a voice to a community that has been voiceless and to tackle the complexities of being Black and Muslim today.