The Honest Struggle


CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 10:30 AM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Year Produced:2016
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Justin Mashouf
Producer:Tariq Jalil
Music:Adam Deibert
Cinematographer:Carlos Cortes
Justin Mashouf
Editor:Justin Mashouf
Frederick Michael Young


Explore the power of faith and redemption.

Darrell Davis was a child star with promise, on route to a record deal and bright future. But an obsessive affair with firearms leads Darrell to spend most of his adult life in prison, where he learned the word of Allah, changing his lifestyle and identity. Now, at 55, he is known as Sadiq, and his transition back into society is fraught with its own trials for a man who’s spent most of his life behind bars. As he moves into a faith-based re-entry home in his old Chicago neighborhood and becomes a mentor to help other ex-offenders become community leaders, the reality of his new world is just the beginning. The Honest Struggle brims with charisma and inspiration, rooting for Sadiq to overcome the obstacles in his path and prove the power of redemption. - Sandy Wolf

Preceded by the short film: Glowworm; dir. Laina Barakat; USA; 22 min.

Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce

Included Shorts

Glowworm (22min) More