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This is the first documentary that I directed, in 2005. We shot in South Ferry, Long Island, and New Jersey. I had read about Samira's detention … Read More
This is the first documentary that I directed, in 2005. We shot in South Ferry, Long Island, and New Jersey. I had read about Samira's detention in a local paper & tracked down her husband Abdul in his South Ferry coffee cart... Read Less
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In the months prior to 9-11, an Afghan woman named Samira Rahman narrowly escapes from the Taliban, losing her family. After settling down in Long Island and beginning a new family, Samira is taken away by Homeland Security agents in the middle of the night. Her husband Abdul, who runs a coffee cart in South Ferry, and their two young boys await news of her fate.

"Ahn brings a human side to post-September 11, 2001 detentions"
- National Museum of Women in the Arts

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