A live conversation with Jordanian filmmaker Zaid Abu Hamdan, accompanied by his film, Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

Years after escaping a dictated life, four estranged and offbeat sisters are forced to come together to find their suddenly-missing father. In their journey, secrets are revealed, and more. Zainab wakes up to a shocking discovery that could defame her in the neighborhood. She quickly calls for her sister’s aid. Yet, fiery Amaal has her own secret struggle and is not having it with her sister Samah, who is too busy to be there. Meanwhile Khitam tries to focus on her own mission.

About CinemaNa

Provocative discussions centered on diverse films from the Arab world.

Curated by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program, this ongoing series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty. Each screening is followed by a live Q&A with the creatives behind the films.

  • Zaid Abu Hamdan, Writer and director
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  • NYUAD Film and New Media Program

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