About the Film
After escaping execution, Tarik, a Bosnian prisoner of war, immigrates to the United States looking to leave his past behind. Years later, the man who spared his life shows up on Tarik's doorstep asking for a favor.
About the Filmmaker
Harun Mehmedinovic spent most of his childhood in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a city that was under siege for nearly four years. Upon the conclusion of the Bosnian war in 1996, he moved to the United States and began working as a freelance designer, winning several international awards in Web and graphic design, including recognition from the US Senate in 1998. Harun earned a B.A. degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied screenwriting and theater directing. In 2007, he received an M.F.A. degree in film directing from the American Film Institute and was awarded the Franklin J. Schaffner Award in directing and Bridges/Larson Foundation Award in screenwriting for his film In the Name of the Son.