Awards


Press

"THE CITIZEN RETURNS US TO THE AMERICAN DREAM, AND ALL THAT IT MEANS. IT'S A MASTERFUL FILM THAT NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO MISS."
- AMY R HANDLER, FILM THREAT


"THERE ARE SOME FILMS THAT LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS AT FIRST SIGHT AND OTHERS THAT COVER SO MANY LAYERS, HAVE SO MUCH INSIGHT THAT IT'S SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM FOR DAYS, WEEKS, PERHAPS MONTHS TO COME. SAM KADI'S THE CITIZEN, STARRING EGYPTIAN SUPERSTAR KHALED EL NABAWY AND AMERICAN SCREEN LEGEND WILLIAM ATHERTON IS A FILM THAT BELONGS TO THIS LATTER CATEGORY -- THE KIND OF MOVIE THAT FILLS YOUR DAY THOUGHTS AND COLORS YOUR DREAMS FOR A LONG TIME AFTER VIEWING IT. THE CITIZEN IS A FILM TRIBUTE TO A GREAT COUNTRY, TO OUR SLIGHTLY DUSTY "AMERICAN DREAM" AND AN HOMAGE BY ONE OF ITS ADOPTIVE ARAB SONS TO THE LAND HE LOVES. "
- THE HUFFINGTON POST


"THE CITIZEN IS A SOURCE OF SPECTACULAR INSPIRATION... A TRUE TRIUMPH"
- EXAMINER.COM


"COULDN'T STOP WATCHING IT... FANTASTIC FEATURE FILM DEBUT."
- TERRI LEE SYLVESTER, WWJ NEWS RADIO CBS DETROIT


"IT IS A TOUCHING, HEARTFELT, POWERFUL DRAMA THAT IS CARRIED OUT BY AN INCREDIBLE CAST, THIS IS ONE FILM THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN."
- VIDEO VIEWS


"FILMMAKER SAM KADI DISPLAYS A FASCINATING, ENERGETIC, AND CELEBRATORY DEBUT. THIS FILM LEAVES YOU PROUD AND INSPIRED TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS."
- CINEQUEST


"COMPELLING. A FILM THAT EMPHASIZES THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. NABAWY GIVES A HEARTFELT PERFORMANCE, WHILE AGNES BRUCKER TURNS IN HER BEST WORK SINCE HER NOMINATED PERFORMANCE IN BLUE CAR."
- THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC


"THE CITIZEN TELLS A STORY OF TRIUMPH, STRENGTH AND COURAGE, SOME VERY HONORABLE AMERICAN IDEALS, ALL CAPTURED BRILLIANTLY BY WRITER/DIRECTOR SAM KADI."
- 90.5 KSJS.ORG


"AFM BUZZ TITLES"
- VARIETY


"THE ENTIRE CAST TURNED IN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES, MAKING THIS FILM A MUST-SEE!"
- PHIL'S FILM ADVENTURES


Synopsis

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. He 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.

Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN.


Cast & Crew

Directed By: Sam Kadi

Written By: Jazmen Brown, Samir Younis, Sam Kadi

Produced By: Sam Kadi, Chris Wyatt, Alan Noel Vega

Starring: Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, William Atherton, Rizwan Manji and Cary Elwes


Agnes Bruckner
William Atherton
Rizwan Manji
Cary Elwes
 

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