Breaking through the clichés is what writer/director Sally El Hosaini is all about. Her debut feature, My Brother the Devil, is about Egyptians living in London, and there isn't a terrorist among them. There are, however, artists, students, drug dealers, petty thieves, and in the middle of it, two brothers, elder Rashid (James Floyd) and younger Mo (Fadi Elsayed), the former drifting away from his life of crime, the latter being slowly seduced into it. But if you think this is Public Enemy filtered through the Quran, guess again. When Rashid finds himself falling in love with a handsome photographer, it's clear Hosaini is prepared to take the audience to places Jimmy Cagney never dreamed of visiting.
We got a chance to talk with Sally El Hosaini and James Floyd. Click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.