The Gershman Y
Director: Ismael Ferroukhi
Younes (Tahar Rahim of A Prophet) is a young, unemployed Algerian living in Nazi-occupied Paris, forced to turn to the black market to get by. Caught by the French police while hawking goods, Younes is coerced into infiltrating the Paris Grand Mosque and its insubordinate imam, suspected of illegally aiding Muslim Resistance agents and North African Jews. Younes meets Salim, a popular Algerian cabaret singer with a beautiful voice and is immediately smitten. As their friendship deepens, Younes, who considers himself apolitical, becomes further entangled in the freedom movement. Will he give up his own security to fight for his newfound beliefs? Inspired by true events, this heart-thumping spy thriller is a powerful reminder of the universal struggle for liberation in a time of religious tension and radical change in the Middle East.
Sponsored by Susanna Lachs Adler and Dean Adler and Land Services USA, Inc.
Fall Film Festival sponsored by SEED THE DREAM FOUNDATION, Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg