A Son's Sacrifice

A Son's Sacrifice

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Photography: Yoni Brook
Editing: Jacob Okada, Yoni Brook
Sound: Musa Syeed
Music: John McDowell
Color: Colour
Language: English

Imram is an American Muslim, just taking over management of a family slaughterhouse in Queens. The Muslim ritual slaughter of animals called "halal", the main principle of which is killing the animal in a way to make it die from complete blood loss, is performed in a purely American context. The young man's triple identity becomes the starting point for confrontation of cultures, religious and national communities. The documentary received the Main Award in the documentary section at the New York Tribecca Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Silverdocs Festival.

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Festival edition: 2007
Sections: Opus bonum
Exhibition format: DigiBeta PAL


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory