A look at the War on Terror… through the world of wrestling. Adeel Alam, a Muslim wrestler who plays a terrorist in the ring, struggles to balance his devout faith with a lifelong passion for wrestling. The result is a powerful documentary short that explores the impact of the War on Terror on American culture through the unique lens of professional wrestling.
Length: 11 minutes
Premiere: New York
Primary Cast: Adeel Alam
Director: Benjamin Kegan
Producers: Robert Sickels. Robert Tobin
Original Score by: Matt Aliabadi
Ben Kegan is earning his film degree from Whitman College. He has made several award-winning short films and documentaries, directed a one-act play, and performed in a long-form improv comedy troupe. Ben cowrote and directed the television pilot Castle Academy, which was selected by the Los Angeles Independent Television Festival. He is currently working on a dramatic Web series entitled Dry Creek.