Faisal Goes West

Director: Bentley Brown
Countries: USA and Sudan
Year: 2013
Running Time: 35 min.
Language: English and Arabic


faisal goes west

Faisal puts his family—newly arrived in America—in a tough spot when he loses the family car. Facing the reality that he is not prepared for his dream of American university, he promises to get work. A new friend, Adil, offers to find Faisal a job. After a journey by bus and train, the two arrive at a chicken farm. Life in the new home is not always bad—especially when Faisal meets the beautiful Samia, who is farther along in her own pursuit of university education. Time is dwindling, however, and the family needs money fast. Only through trials and hardship can Faisal learn the tough lessons necessary to gain ground in his new home.

About the Director

Bentley Brown

Biography: Bentley Brown is a producer and director from Dallas, Texas. In 1999, at the age of 11, he moved with his family to Chad. Since 2004, Brown and his soccer team mate Abakar Chene Massar have been working together as filmmakers.

(Source: https://iffr.com/en/persons/bentley-brown)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Faisal Goes West (2014).

Faisal Goes West (2013);
Oustaz (2016);
Khawadjat (2016).