Ghosts of Sugar Land

Ghosts of Sugar Land

USA | 2018 | 21 minutes | Bassam Tariq

In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim-American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.

  • Director: Bassam Tariq
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 21 minutes
  • Producer: Farihah Zaman, Bassam Tariq
  • Screenplay: Bassam Tariq, Thomas Niles
  • Cinematographers: Jake Saner
  • Editors: Thomas Niles
  • Awards: Sundance 2019 (Nonfiction Short Film Jury Award)
  • Filmography: These Birds Walk
  • US Distributor: Netflix

This film is playing as a part of ShortsFest Opening Night


It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world that exemplify the art of storytelling in all its variety. Comedy and drama, live action and animation—these films prove that short is truly sweet.

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