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Asad is a 2012 South African-American short film directed by Bryan Buckley. It is a coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Produced in South Africa by Mino Jarjoura of Hungry Man Productions, the cast is made up of Somali refugees living in South Africa, none of whom had any acting experience prior to production.

The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Click HERE to watch Asad right now.