Somali refugees Harun and Ali Mohamed, young stars of the Oscar-nominated live-action short "Asad," have overcome all the hurdles and are in the air, flying from South Africa to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Visas and passports for the brothers (above, with director Bryan Buckley) weren't finalized until Thursday. They will be joining their "Buzkashi Boys" peers Fawad Mohammadi and Jawanmard Paiz — who actually presented, however, nervously at the ICG Publicist Guild Awards today.
"Asad" has also earned praise from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
"They deserve two Oscars: one for the creative endeavor and the other for contributing to our collective understanding of our dependence on one another,” said Tutu.