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Congrats to 'Werewolves in the Mall of America,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 9, 2012 at 11:18AM

Thanks to your votes, the first-generation immigrant drama "Werewolves in the Mall of America" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!
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A look book image for "Werewolves in the Mall of America"
A look book image for "Werewolves in the Mall of America"

Thanks to your votes, the first-generation immigrant drama "Werewolves in the Mall of America" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

Congratulations to “Werewolves in the Mall of America" director Jake Yuzna. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute.

Here's what the project's about:

During the coldest winter on record in Minneapolis, a Somali highschool student, Awo, discovers an abandoned Planet Hollywood restaurant in the world’s largest mall.  Teaming with her art school friends, Awo launches an underground club deep within the bowels of the Mall of America.

As the club grows in influence amongst the city's youth, Awo and her team begin to unleash a plan for reshaping their city, America, and the world.
 

Capturing the true story of a new generation as they come of age, "Werewolves in the Mall of America"assembles a cast of real young people as they construct what comes after nationality, after race, and after the 20th century.

Four more Projects of the Day coming this week. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.

This article is related to: Project of the Day, Project of the Week