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In Theaters: March 24, 2023

Comedy, Drama


After surviving the Syrian war and becoming a refugee, Jacir, now resettled into a rough neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, is in search of a new life. He finds himself alone, with no knowledge of the culture, and struggles with his poor English - far from the ideal new life he imagined. A strange new environment is the least of Jacir's problems when he befriends a cat, Morty, which belongs to his next-door neighbor, Meryl, an elderly Caucasian lady who is an opioid addicted shut-in and a former blues singer. Influenced by conservative talk shows, Meryl wants nothing to do with her new neighbor and makes it a point to show him a cold shoulder. Jacir embarks on a journey to win the affection of a new love interest, Nadia, while dealing with her overzealous dad Adam; and measuring a newfound friendship with an African American rapper named Jerome. All the while, Jacir must prove to Agent Simmons with I.C.E. that his suspicions are unfounded.
Cast: Malek Rahbani, Tutweezy , Tony Mehanna, Leila Almas Rose, Mark Jeffrey Miller, Jonathan Stoddard, Syderek Watson, Rosalyn R. Ross
Director: Waheed AlQawasmi
Writer(s): Waheed AlQawasmi