Rasheed

Samia Badih’s film Rasheed documents the life of Badih’s late uncle Rasheed Broum who was killed, at the age of 29, in an airstrike in the city of Sidon during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – three years before she was born. More than 30 years after the tragedy, Samia goes on a quest to find out more about her uncle’s story of life and death, as it is told by the friends and family who survived him and knew him best, mainly his sister Rasha and his best friend Ghassan. At the heart of the film is the story Rashee’d sister, Rasha who has not coped well with her brother’s loss. Rasheed captures one of the many war stories from the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon through Badih’s own personal journey.

Image 79Director: Samia Badih
Director Biography

Samia Badih is a documentary filmmaker from Lebanon. She majored in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland in 2008, after receiving her BA in English Literature and Language from Beirut Arab University.

In 2009, Samia moved to the UAE to work for Gulf News, an English-language daily newspaper. Based in Abu Dhabi, she currently works as a multimedia reporter for the paper producing online content for the web as well as print stories for the daily.

Samia’s first feature documentary Rasheed tells the story of her uncle, who died three years before she was born in 1982. In the film, Samia goes on a journey to find out who her uncle was and how his death has affected her family.

Samia is currently working on her first short documentary filmed funded by Image Nation Abu Dhabi as part of the Arab Film Studio documentary filmmaking program. The film is expected to come out in 2017.

One Response to “Rasheed”

  1. Jose says:

    I have not seen such great movies. Thank you!

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