AMEN




4:35 min
Narrative
Director: Yusef Haron
Producer: Michelle Chan

Winner of the DIVERSITY AWARD

ABOUT THE FILM

AMEN is about two men from different faiths and race, who come to an understanding in a local diner, that they aren’t as different as they may have thought. It’s a subject that I believe strongly in and felt the urge to tell, in a lightly comedic way. I grew up in a multi-racial and multi-faith family, being of mixed race myself. When my family goes out its probably the most awkward thing you’ve seen, I love watching people stare at us trying to figure out who’s what and who’s who. My family is Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim; Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Sudanese, Irish, and Italian. So you can imagine what that would look like when we’re all together, which is often, as you can imagine the many celebrations we have. So when I read or watch the news, and look at the current affairs in the world, I look at my family and say, well we’re getting along just fine. We need peace and understanding not just for ourselves, but also for humanity.

I want to tell stories that aren’t just entertaining, but informative. Stories where you walk out carrying a different, or even new, perspective of the world. If that’s not the case I’m not doing what I’m supposed to.

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