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The film shows how an Emirati family can accept another culture and its insistence on the commitment of British nannies to the customs and traditions of the UAE and Islam as far as raising children is concerned, and how a British nanny can adapt to her new work environment
Officially selected to participate in more than 50 film festivals around the world
Features social media influencer Abdulaziz Al-Jassmi (Bin Baz), as well as musician and singer Omara "Bombino" Moctar
2016/ UAE80 min/ Documentary, Drama
The movie follows the story of an Emirati family living in Abu Dhabi who hires a British nanny to help manage their six children’s daily activities and study schedules.
Initially, the family is excited about the nanny’s arrival and hopeful that she will bring order and structure to their chaotic household. However, as the nanny begins to make changes to the children’s routine, conflicts arise between her and the children, who resent the changes being imposed on them.
Abdulaziz Al Jassmi (Bin Baz)
Omara "Bombino" Moctar


Screenwriter: Alyazia Bint Nahyan
DOP: ‎Paul James Driscoll
Editor: ‎Basel Al Awad, Bhulla Sing Bhegal, Paul James Driscoll

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Production Company(ies)
Anasy Media

Sheikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Al Nahyan

film festivals
Silk Road Film Festival, Ireland
Verona International Film Festival, Italy
Berlin International Cinefest, Germany
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada
Bristol International Film Festival, UK
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Canada
Amsterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands
British Documentary Film Festival, UK
Italy International Film Festival, Italy
Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival, US
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival, Austria
Boston International Film Festival, US
Wales International Documentary Festival, UK
World of Film International Festival Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Australia
Third Culture Film Festival, Hong Kong
Berlin Independent Film Festival, Germany
Las Vegas Film Festival, US
Miami Beach Film Festival, US
Beverly Hills Film Festival, US
WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, US
London Film Awards, UK
Athens International Film and Video Festival, US
Oxford International Film Festival, US
Festival International du Film Documentaire Millenium, Belgium
Hong Kong World International Film Festival, Hong Kong
Euro Cinema Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival, Malaysia
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, US
New Zealand International Film Awards, New Zealand
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany
Festival L’ici et l’ailleurs Saint Martin en Bresse, France
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Independent Film Festival Boston, US
Maryland Film Festival, US
Sydney World Film Festival, Australia
Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne, Australia
American Movie Awards, US
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, US
Hollywood Film Competition, US
film awards
Best Documentary Feature at the American Movie Awards, US
Best Documentary and Inspiring Woman in a Film Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, US
Gold Award for Documentary Feature at the Hollywood Film Competition, US
“From British director Paul James Driscoll comes NANNY CULTURE — a truly original documentary that lifts the lid on the private yet rapidly expanding world of the professional nanny in the UAE.”
Sarah Sutton — The Upcoming

“This is a film that is sure to pique the interest of cultural commentators, potential nannies, and those families thinking of hiring their very own Mary Poppins.”
Kaleem Aftab — The National

“Overall, Nanny Culture certainly merits a watch. It is both funny and educational, emotional and awkward.”
Mirek Gosney — The Edge