After 25 years of incarceration, a Muslim convert re-enters society in the Southside of Chicago to face the same streets that led to his imprisonment. Director Mashouf’s film is a raw portrait of a man struggling with his past as a gang chief while trying to survive a life lived honestly and redefine himself in a world in which he does not feel he belongs.
The Honest Struggle has been selected to screen in nine film festivals and is continuing its festival run with the upcoming American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs California and Glass City Film Festival in Toledo, Ohio. The film was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Cinequest Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Pan African Film Festival.
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