Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, a Syrian refugee joins the pair. Ilyas wants to make the tryouts for a local football team and saves money to buy new cleats. After seeing his father pay the debts of Emir’s family at the grocery store, Ilyas gives his new cleats as a gift to Emir so that his friend can join the tryouts.
This family-friendly shorts showcase reflects on how identity is influenced by the evolving relationships with our parents and grandparents and what happens when our notion of home is displaced, remembered, and imagined.