VAN SANCTUARY

Directed by Saleem Reshamwala

This charming and humorous film, a very unofficial ice cream van rolls into a church parking lot and a young immigrant seeking sanctuary is pitted against a Southern pastor. Filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala is not only a talented director, but also a mentor for CAAM and New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC)’s inaugural THE SAUCE Fellowship, which supports diverse filmmakers from the American South. 

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. 

About the Filmmaker: Saleem Reshamwala is a Durham, NC-based mediamaker. Recent awards include an Emmy-nomination for his work on implicit bias while at the New York Times, and Best Music Video at the Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem (for G Yamazawa’s “North Cack”). He’s documented hip hop in Croatia, Morocco, Senegal, Ethiopia, Fiji, Panama and the Democratic Republic of Congo and has studied, worked or hung out in 50 countries.

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