The Citizen


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2012
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:U S A
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sam Kadi
Executive Producer:Ameer Kabour
Tarif Kanaan
Producer:Sam Kadi
Chris Wyatt
Alan Noel Vega
Screenwriter:Jazmen Darnell Brown
Samir Younis
Sam Kadi
Music:Christopher Brady
Cinematographer:Joseph White
Editor:Mike Saenz
Cast:Khaled Nabawy
Agnes Bruckner
Rizwan Manji
Cary Elwes
William Atherton
Additional Info


September 10, 2001: Not the best day for Middle Eastern Ibrahim to become an American.

Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream.

Filmmaker Sam Kadi displays a fascinating, energetic, and celebratory debut in The Citizen. Starring Khaled Nabawy (Fair Game), Agnes Bruckner (Private Practice), Rizwan Manji (Outsourced), Bill Atherton (Ghostbusters), and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), this film leaves you proud and inspired to follow your dreams.

- Casey Buckley

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Film Sponsored by Matt Lord