An intimate documentary about faith, renewal, and healing, Two Gods follows Hanif, a Black Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer who finds spiritual grounding in his work and brings two boys from the local community under his tutelage – 12-year-old Furquan and 17-year-old Naz, neither of whom have fathers at home. Hanif teaches them the practices of Islamic burial rituals as they assist him with his work. Having served time in prison, Hanif continues to grapple with past mistakes and new challenges, while his faith and community help him guide his young charges on their own paths toward healing and embracing life. A moving portrait of both the intimate moments and complexities of the everyday Muslim American experience. Running Time: 1 hour, 26 minutes.
This panel is an ancillary event.