Watch the Official Trailer for “Zahra and the Oil Man”

Image: Production still from Zahra and the Oil Man. c/o Yucef Mayes

By Community Media Center

“Zahra and the Oil Man”, a short film as part of a feature film titled “Brick People”, is a story about the daughter of a Muslim street merchant, who is fighting to save her father’s struggling business in hopes of changing the trajectory of her family’s financial future. The story shows an intimate relationship between a father and daughter from Newark who are experiencing an economic disadvantage. It is a hardship that puts this father and daughter’s relationship to the test. Zahra and her dad, Hafeez, have an opportunity to help each other grow. Hafeez learns that he needs his daughter’s help just as much as his daughter needs him. Watch the official trailer: