Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

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Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

Saudi Arabia, 2019, 1h 44min, DCP, In Arabic with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A testament to change as well as portraying that change in progress.”
Sight & Sound

“Soaked through with great power, conviction and an underlying hope for a better world”
The Guardian

We will be joined by Nahid Siamdoust, Assistant Professor (Middle East & Media Studies), in Middle Eastern Studies at the Univ. of Texas at Austin.

From pioneering woman Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour (WADJDA) comes this dramedy about a female doctor who runs for local office, with the expected accompanying angst from her family and community.

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