Mohamed Yousry: A Life Stands Still

Mary Billyou, Annelisse Fifi

2006 | 00:20:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Middle East, Politics, Portrait, September 11th, Surveillance

Mohamed Yousry: A Life Stands Still (also known as Good Translator) is a short documentary about Mohamed Yousry, a naturalized American citizen who's life changed radically after September 11, 2001. Mohamed immigrated to the United States in 1980. For the next twenty years, he developed a full and happy life, as a husband, father, and academic. On September 13, 2001 Mohamed was approached by the FBI on his doorstep in Queens, NY. After appeal processes and an attempt to extradite him, Mohamed was sentenced to four years in a federal penitentiary in Fort Worth, TX. There, he was one of two Arabs in the prison population. Since his release, with the help of his friends and family, he is trying to piece his life together again.

This title is only available on Charged in the Name of Terror.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Festival of Women's Film & Media Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts, September 2007