After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity. AWARDS//+ Spike Lee Fellowship Panavision Equipment Grant Director's Guild of America Jury Award HBO Short Film Award Princess Grace Foundation Grant Puffin Foundation Grant +starring+ Ellie Foumbi as GRACE Dennise Gregory as HAWA Ebbe Bassey as AUNTY Hisham TawfiQ as CHRIS Kehinde Koyejo as ADULT HAWA ++DOP: DANIEL P
The Blacklist’s Hisham Tawfiq may just be making a name for himself in Hollywood, but in his home neighborhood of Harlem, New York, he’s better known as the FDNY station chief of the local station for the past 20 years. Now, just as he’s been promoted to series regular on The Blacklist, he’s prepping to retire from his firefighting career come fall. He talks to EW about a career of battling blazes, and what’s coming up next.