Sunday Evening Feature
Accept the Call
Directed by Eunice Lao
Twenty-five years ago Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota. Today his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation.
Accept the Call explores racism and prejudice against immigrants, the rise of targeted recruitment by radicalized groups, and the struggles of Muslim youth growing up in the US today, as seen through the eyes of a father striving to understand why his young son would want to trade his American life for a terrorist organization in a foreign country. An intimate story of a father and son attempting to mend their relationship after breaking each other’s hearts.