Abu, Son of Adam Excerpts (2011)
Excerpts from Abu, Son of Adam.
Aging Abu and his wife share the lifelong dream of devout Muslims to go on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca before they die. They register their names with a travel agent but soon realize that their ambition will require severe sacrifices. They sell everything they have of any value including the jackfruit tree in front of their house. Although the tree is found to be hollow and the timber merchant is willing to take the loss, Abu–being a true Muslim–will only accept money to go to Hajj according to the principles of Islam and turns down the offer.This rare tale of Muslim community life in the South Indian state of Kerala has received the most coveted awards in India and is India’s submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s a quiet, contemplative film in which one man’s sincerity and virtue shines through, and is reflected in the kindness and philanthropy of those he meets in other walks of life.
12 min 4 sec
January 11, 2012
June 24, 2011
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