PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

World premiere

An American Prayer

Local title
Ameerika palve
Title in Russian
Американская молитва
Original title
An American Prayer
Director
Nusrat Durrani
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Doc@PÖFF
Genre
drama

“An American Prayer” is a documentary about ordinary Americans in an extraordinary time caught between love, duty, and stereotype, in present-day America’s turmoil. The film is also a fascinating record of the greatest democracy in the world in upheaval, and an urgent prayer to save the American Dream

"America’s image in the world, and of itself, is shaped by stereotypes created by its all-powerful media, self-hype, Hollywood, and the myth of the “land of opportunity.” I wanted to make a poetic and truthful film about Americans who do not live within these cardboard boxes. Anguished, ecstatic, conflicted individuals whose lives swing between despair and delight. Citizens whose sacrifices and longings often exceed the American Dream’s fruits, and whose ordinary lives are sometimes more heroic and excruciating than the superheroes and celebrities presented to us by the American hype-machine." – Director's vision

Director
Nusrat Durrani
Screenwriter
Nusrat Durrani, Paula J Gilovich
Cast
Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Lexie Robinson, Trammy Ahn, Simon Moya-Smith, Garrison Redd
Producer
Catherine Ignatenko
DoP
Irakli Kurdiani
Editor
Konstantin Larionov
Production
Social Construct Films
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Nusrat Durrani

An American Prayer (2021, doc)

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening121304 / Ameerika palve
Q&A guestsNusrat Durrani - Director, Katerina Tarbo-Ignatenko - Producer
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Trailer