Sweet Refuge

Logline: A passionate baklava baker encounters a savvy ladoo maker on the streets of Brooklyn.

Synopsis: A passionate Syrian baker spends his first Eid in the US attempting to sell the sweet he has spent his lifetime perfecting: walnut baklava. As he roams the streets of Brooklyn, he bumps into a savvy Indian ladoo maker, who appears to have figured out how to appeal to one of New York’s most coveted customers: Health-conscious Brooklynites.

Runtime: 12 Minutes

Starring: Laith Nakli; Mahira Kakkar

Director/Writer: Maryam Mir