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The Innocent Prisoner (El-Sajeen Al-baree')

Qumra Projects

/ Short Documentary / Qatar
In Arabic
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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‘The Innocent Prisoner’ reveals stories of people who were jailed not because they committed a crime or broke the law, but rather because they were irresponsible or ignorant. When Yassir kindly took on a business loan taken out by his close friend Fadhil, all seemed well until his lost his job and was no longer able to make the necessary payments. Now he faces prison time for helping out his friend. This film asks why Yassir should face a future of unemployment after his release, and why society would punish him a second time by not accepting him.