Twenty-five years after leaving Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota, Yusuf Abdurahman’s nineteen-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI anti-terrorism sting operation.
“Accept the Call” is the story of a father looking for answers to understand why his son tried to leave home to join a terrorist organization in a foreign country, and journeys with them to find a way back, after breaking each other’s hearts. Through his eyes, the film explores the struggles of Muslim American youths growing up in contemporary America.
Running Time: 83 minutes
Not acknowledging the influence of the ultraconservative interpretation of the religion, or discerning between peaceful and progressive Muslims like Yusuf and the fundamentalists who carry out human rights abuses in the name of Islam, we have contributed to their vulnerability and marginalization.