Daughters of Abdulrahman

Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan
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Features a star-studded cast, including Saba Mubarak (AMIRA) and Farah Bseiso (MO)
Held its world premiere at the International Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award
A four-time-award-winning film
Had a successful run in Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait
Had a sold-out screening at Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film
Directed by Zaid Abu Hamdan, director the short BAHIYA & MAHMOUD, which was the official Jordanian submission to the Academy Awards and won the Best Film Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2011
Won two post-production awards presented by the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) and Rotana Group at the CineGouna SpringBoard, which was held within the CineGouna Platform of the El-Gouna Film Festival
Received grants from the Doha Film Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Jordan Film Fund (JFF)

Daughters of Abdulrahman Poster

Jordan USA Qatar

112 mins/

Drama, Comedy

Original Title
Banat Abdulrahman

Years after escaping a dictated life, four estranged and offbeat sisters are forced to come together to find their suddenly missing father. In their secret for their father, secrets are revealed and more.


Screenwriter: Zaid Abu Hamdan

DOP: Ahmad Jalboush

Editor: Dina Farouk

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Production Company(ies)

iProduction Pan East Media MAD Solutions Lagoonie Arab Media Network


Zaid Abu Hamdan Aya Wuhoush Saba Mubarak

film festivals

CIFF, Egypt

Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia

Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden (featured in the opening night)

San Diego Arab Film Festival, US

Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon

Arab Film Festival in San Fransisco, US

Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy 

FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival, Portugal

Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film, Jordan 

Arab Film Festival in Germany

Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival, Canada 

Lebanese Film Festival, Canada

Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine 

Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon 

ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema  Festival, USA

film awards

Audience Award (Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Award at the CIFF)

Audience Award at San Diego Arab Film Festival, US

Audience Award at Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy

Audience Award at FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival, Portugal

Special Mention at Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon 

Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) Award at El-Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (during post-production) 

Rotana Media Group at the El-Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (during post-production)


“The film tackles several issues that women in our Arab society are still suffering from,” Ola El-Shafie - ElWatan Website (Arabic) “The film’s script is full of details that reflect the director’s apt knowledge of women and the worlds they live in, resulting in vivid and vibrant characters,” Ola El-Shafie - ElWatan Website (Arabic) Zaid Abu Hamdan made a bold film on the taboos that women suffer from – a topic that filmmakers, especially in the Levant region, hardly dare to address,” Malek Khouri - Kitabat (Arabic)