Listen to an interview with Nashef on WDET's Detroit Today.
Also, for a limited time only, Detroit Unleaded (the 20 minute short film) is available online at www.detroitunleaded.com.
The short film follows the life of Sami, an Arab American working the graveyard shift at his family's gas station. Upon its premier in 2007, the film garnered international recognition as an official selection to 23 film festivals, winning three awards for "Best Short Film" and "Best Actor" for Lamar Babi, and received positive audiences and film critics alike. A comedy-drama set in Detroit's eastside, the film explores race, friendship, economics and love through the lives of those running the station and the people that come through, 24/7.