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The Citizen (film)

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Director  Sam Kadi
Music director  Christopher Brady
Language  English/Arabic
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 39m
Country  United States
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Release date  September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20) (Boston Film Festival)
Writer  Jazmen Darnell Brown, Sam Kadi (story), Sam Kadi, Samir Younis
Screenplay  Sam Kadi, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Samir Younis
Cast  Khaled Nabawy (Ibrahim), Agnes Bruckner (Diane), Cary Elwes (Miller), Rizwan Manji (Mo)
Similar movies  Jam (2006), Before I Sleep (2013), Touching Home (2008), Heavy (1995), Sand Castles (2014)

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The Citizen is a 2013 American drama independent film directed by Sam Kadi, written by Sam Kadi, Samir Younis, Jazmen Darnell Brown, and starring Khaled El Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji, William Atherton, and Cary Elwes. The Citizen was filmed in New York City, Detroit Masonic Temple in Detroit Michigan, and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan. The film premiered on September 20, 2012 at the Boston Film Festival.


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The Citizen integrates many true stories of the difficulties and triumphs that Arab-Americans face in American History. The story follows an Arab immigrant who wins the American green card lottery and arrives in New York City on September 10, 2001 (the day before the September 11th terrorist attacks). The events of 9/11 change the struggles he faces on his way to live out the American Dream.


  • Khaled El Nabawy.... Ibrahim
  • Agnes Bruckner.... Diane
  • Rizwan Manji.... Mo
  • William Atherton.... Winston
  • Cary Elwes.... Miller
  • Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad as Rajiv
  • Cole Corey.... Josh
  • Kerry Birmingham.... Nancy
  • Development

    The Citizen is Sam Kadi's feature film debut. The film was written by director/producer Sam Kadi, Samir Younis, and Jazmen Darnell Brown.


    The Film was shot in New York City, Detroit Masonic Temple in Detroit Michigan, and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan.


    In May 2013, Monterey Media brought the United States distribution rights from the production company 3K Pictures. Radiant Films International handles the foreign rights to the film. Radiant Films International CEO Mimi Steinbauer and President presented the film to buyers in Cannes in 2013. The film was released on DVD and VOD in the United States and Canada on November 12, 2013.

    Festivals and awards

    The Citizen was selected to screen at the following film festivals:

  • 2012 Boston Film Festival - Winner Best Ensemble Cast & Mass Impact Award
  • 2013 International Family Film Festival - Winner Best Feature Drama
  • 2012 Tri Media Film Festival - Winner Director's Choice Award & Best Actor Award Agnes Bruckner
  • 2012 Hollywood Film Festival - Nominated for Discovery Award
  • 2013 Cinequest Film Festival - Nominated for Audience Choice Award
  • 2012 Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • 2012 Heartland Film Festival
  • 2012 Gotham Screen International Film Festival
  • 2013 Shanghai International Film Festival
  • References

    The Citizen (film) Wikipedia
    The Citizen (film) IMDb The Citizen (film)