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Trailer | Accept the Call

Preview: Season 21 Episode 6 | 30s Video has closed captioning.

25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota — which has the largest population of Somalis in America — his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Accept the Call captures the story of a father and son attempting to mend their relationship after breaking each other’s hearts.

Aired: 01/20/20

Rating: NR

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