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Detained
Director: Hajar Alnaim
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Highlights
A Thriller about the human cost of terrorism and its effects throughout the world.
The film features a stellar international cast such as Maria Zriek (Oscar Nominated Short AVE MARIA) and American star Bradley Gregg.
2017/ USA 25 MIN/ Drama - thriller
Original Title
Ehtigaz
SYNOPSIS
The film revolves around Lara, a Syrian refugee girl who has fled to the United States to escape the violence in her home country. However, when detained by the US authorities due to her father’s alleged terrorist activities, the audience is torn between truth and assumption, as she struggles to prove her innocence.
CAST
Maria Zreik
Bradley Gregg
Pamela Shaddock
Anthony Batarse
Khaled Al Maleh
CREW
Screenwriter: Hajar Alnaim
Stephen Martin
DOP: Mike Buchbauer
Huan Manton
Editor: Kyle Troxell
Producer(s)
Abdullah Al Johani
Stephen Martin
World premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Quotes
“Young Hajar Alnaim was able to introduce a new idea in directing a film that tackles terrorism titled ‘Detained’.” Alyaum - Latifa al Melhem (Arabic)
“The story of ‘Detained’ film is full of questions that contribute to dealing with the American people’s views and justifications toward the situation, like the need to keep their country safe and protect it.” Alhayat Newspaper - Haya Alsuwayed (Arabic)