R | | Biography, Drama
In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
Jay Bahadur is saying he always considered himself more of a Bernstein, than a Woodward, as Bernstein was ugly as hell and never went through college, and overcame his shortcomings. Bob Woodward went to Harvard Law School, and Carl Bernstein dropped out of university. Carl Bernstein was played by Dustin Hoffman in All the Presidents Men, a movie, of which Jay Bahadur has a poster of, hanging in his room.
This card bears my name. What does it say?
Jay Bahadur: You don't read English?
Maryan: Not so well.
Jay Bahadur: That card says that, um, you're the hottest drug dealer in the world.
Maryan: Is that what it says?
Jay Bahadur: Yes.
Maryan: I like that.
The closing credits identify the many Somali refugees in the cast and crew with the year they became a refugee.
Take a look at your favorite stars from the 1990s and how they've changed in the last three decades.