Team Taliban

Shorts in Competition: Student

New York Premiere

USA | 11 MINUTES | English |


Sports, Documentary
A look at the War on Terror… through the world of wrestling. Adeel Alam, a Muslim wrestler who plays a terrorist in the ring, struggles to balance his devout faith with a lifelong passion for wrestling. The result is a powerful documentary short that explores the impact of the War on Terror on American culture through the unique lens of professional wrestling.

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Time Will Tell program.


Directed by Benjamin Kegan

Ben Kegan is earning his film degree from Whitman College. He has made several award-winning short films and documentaries, directed a one-act play, and performed in a long-form improv comedy troupe. Ben cowrote and directed the television pilot Castle Academy, which was selected by the Los Angeles Independent Television Festival. He is currently working on a dramatic Web series entitled Dry Creek.
Robert Sickels. Robert Tobin
Benjamin Kegan
Original Score by
Matt Aliabadi
Primary Cast
Adeel Alam


Sales Contact
Robert Sickles
280 Boyer Avenue Walla Walla, WA 99362
Print Source
Benjamin Kegan
PlanetEye Films