Nour is a 13 year old young girl whose mother, a Lebanese woman, is married to a stateless Palestinian man. On a sunny road trip day, the family is set upon by Antar, a thug with politically affiliated impunity, who, in an instance of road rage, murders the father and mother. Owing to Lebanese law, where Lebanese women married to foreigners may not pass on their citizenship  to their children, Nour finds herself abandoned to the streets of Beirut where she finds solidarity and support from Nayla, a prostitute.

This is a story that touches mainly on the rights of children who, like Nour and 77,000 other reported cases of children whose mothers are unable to grant them Lebanese citizenship, on account of a gender biased law that favors men over women, in a bigoted and patriarchal society that is rife with corruption and impunity for those  whom are political affiliated.

Credits: Director, Screenplay, Sound Designer
Completed in 2019
Watch the music video trailer of Abandoned

Nour's Lullaby is the closing song of the short film Abandoned. As Nour stands with the choice of life and death in her hands, her Lullaby comes in to calm her mind and remind her that she is a child and should never have to carry the burden of such a choice.

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Festival History
Yellow Stone International Film Festival, Noida, India - (Official Selection) - 2021
Miracle Film Festival, Sanibel, FL, USA - (Official Selection) - 2021
 Yellowstone International Film Festival - 2021
Festival Internacional de Cine de la Noviolencia Activa - FICNOVA,  Madrid, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020
International Social Shorts Antwerp, Belgium   - (Official Selection) - 2020
LogoFIFF-Filmstrip International Film Festival, Iasi Romania - (Official Selection) - 2020
GIFFONI, Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy - (Semi-Finalist) - 2020
Festival De Curtmetratges Catalunya, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020
Festival De Curtmetratges De Vila-Seca, Vila-Seca, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020
12th International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” Bilbao, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020
Lift-Off Festival , UK - (Official Selection) - 2020
Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, Atlanta, GA, USA - (Official Selection) - 2020
Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastián (KFFSS), San Sebastián, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020 
Picnic Film Festival, Cantabria, Spain - (Official Selection) -2020
Global Impact DC Film Festival, Washington DC. USA - (Official Selection)  - 2020
FICNOVA - Festival Internacional De Cine De La Noviolencia Activa, Spain - (Official Selection) - 2020
Kino London The People’s Film Festival, London, UK - (Semi-Finalist) - 2020
Courage Film Festival, Berlin, Germany - (Semi Finalist) - 2020
Courts Critiques, Montreal, QC, Canada  - (Official Selection)  - 2020
Awards & Nominations
Special Young Filmmaker Award
Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastián (KFFSS), San Sebastián, Spain -  2020

Best Director Nomination
Global Impact DC Film Festival, Washington DC. USA - 2020
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