A red carpet event was held in Los Angeles for the debut of Damn Foreigners, the new film from writer-director Saeed Khoze.
The film is based on a true story and shows how an American citizen of Middle Eastern descent becomes the victim of prejudices in the justice system.
Writer-director Khoze says as an immigrant himself, it was important for him to show the truth of what’s happening.
Unfortunately, part of the Hollywood reality is to cast a negative light on people of Middle Eastern descent.
Executive producer Abraham Ghorbanian says the film challenges that depiction.
Ghorbanian says the message of the movie is about bringing nations together.
He says they made the film with this universal thought in mind.
Ultimately, the film is meant to break down stereotypes of all minorities.
Khoze says he believes the film’s vision of peace and understanding can be accomplished.
The film was previously screened at the Canada International Film Festival, where it won the award for Rising Star.
Following the Los Angeles premiere, the film is scheduled to screen next at international film festivals in Boston, Long Island New York, and Venice with many more expected to be scheduled.