'Ghosts of Sugar Land' to premiere on Netflix on Oct. 16

A Netflix documentary set in Sugar Land will debut Oct. 16.

"Ghosts of Sugar Land" tells the story of a group of Muslim Americans living in Sugar Land as they trace the disappearance of their friend who is suspected of joining ISIS.

Referred to as "Mark" in the short film, the movie follows the social misfit who converted to Islam before entering college, according to a press release. His group of friends began to worry about him when he began alienating himself and leaving cryptic messages on social media before disappearing, the release said.

The storyline follows the group of men as they try to piece together what happened to their friend. The film won the Short Film Jury Award for Nonfiction at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the release stated.

View the trailer for "Ghosts of Sugar Land" here.

The film was directed and produced by Bassam Tariq, produced by Farihah Zaman, and executive produced by Charlotte Cook and Laura Poitras.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.