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(NR) ArabQ Films - 75 min
  • DIRECTOR: Sam Abbas
  • STARRING: Nikohl Boosheri, Sam Abbas, Harry Aspinwall

SHOWTIMES 12/16/2018 (change date):


The Wedding centers Rami (Sam Abbas), a young Muslim man, who is preparing for his wedding with Sara (Nikohl Boosheri). In secret Rami goes against the taboos of sexuality within Muslim culture to explore his own sexuality. Almost all Muslims growing up are taught that Islam does not tolerate homosexuality and that it is highly disgraced. The film demonstrates how cultural and religious upbringings impact relationships. This, uniquely shot, observational film is intimately-voyeuristic and the perfect portrait of repression and alienation. Shot on location in New York City, Abbas filmed the entire film on a 16mm lens. Abbas’ sound design is heavily layered featuring many snippets of conversations from unseen passersby.

"The Queer Movie That Could Make Waves In The Middle East" -The Huffington Post



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Cat Ancha Mpio
5 out of 5 stars


November 14, 2018
Refreshing take on the struggle between personal identify and cultural background

5 out of 5 stars


October 16, 2018
Great interpretation and presentation of a not so discussed aspect of this culture.