The movie received grants from the Doha Film Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Jordan Film Fund.
Jordanian filmmaker Zaid Abu Hamdan’s debut feature, Daughters of Abdulrahman, will have three screenings in February 2023 as part of the film’s long-standing successful tour around Arab countries.
The screenings begin on Wednesday, February 4, at the Cairo Film Society in Egypt, followed by the Orthodox Arab College-School in Palestine on Saturday, February 7, and the UAE’s Cultural Foundation on Thursday, February 23.
The film was commercially featured in Palestine at Al-Kasaba theatre in Ramallah after a successful showing during the ninth edition of Palestine Cinema Days, which lasted from November 1 to November 7, 2022.
Daughters of Abdulrahman‘s triumph in the Arab world began with its premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere and won Youssef Cherif Rizkallah’s Audience Award. Moreover, it was featured in the Beirut International Women Film Festival, where it received a special mention, as well as Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film, where it was well received, selling out its tickets as soon as they were available.
The film follows the storyline of Zainab who wakes up to a shocking discovery that could defame her in the neighbourhood. She quickly calls for her sister’s aid. Yet, fiery Amaal has her own secret struggle and is not having her sister Samah, who is too busy to be there. Meanwhile, Khitam tries to focus on her own mission.
Written and directed by Zaid Abu Hamdan, Daughters of Abdulrahman stars Saba Mubarak, Farah Bsaiso, Hanan Al Hilo, Mariam Al Basha, and Khalid Al Tarifi. It is produced by Pan East Media (Saba Mubarak & Aya Wuhoush), Lagoonie Film Production, Wika Production and Distribution, and Arab Media Network. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution in the Arab world.
The film received several funds, including the Doha Film Institute development fund, the Jordan Film Fund of the Royal Film Commission development and production funds, as well as a fund from CineGouna Platform (post-production) at El Gouna Film Festival. The film was also selected among the finalist projects at the Tribeca Film Festival – All Access programme, and selected for RFC Rawi Screenwriters Lab.