Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Fiasco (Fiasco)

Arab Short Film Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Nadia Hamzeh / Short Narrative / U.S.A. / 2009 / 18 min / Color / HDCAM
In English, Arabic / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Social Issues
Middle East Premiere


Cultural conflicts over marriage, immigration and sexuality are lampooned in the story of Noura, an Arab girl in the U.S. who pretends to be married to her gay friend Daniel so she can obtain a green card and stay in America. Everything seems to be going well until her conservative and overbearing father makes a surprise visit.

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About the Directors

Nadia Hamzeh
Hamzeh received a degree in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in her hometown of Damascus, then moved to America and earned her masters degree in directing from Chapman University. This year, Nadia won a student Emmy® for best comedy from the American Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her film "Fiasco."


Nadia Hamzeh
Nadia Hamzeh
Nadia Hamzeh
Felipe Cagno
Production Designer
Jeanine Nicholas
Jeff Shiffman
George Dickson
Nadia Hamzeh, Navid Negahban, Chris Payne, David Mate, Melissa Labatut, Dominic Conti

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