Ghadi
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Sun, Apr 12, 2015 3:40 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Mon, Apr 13, 2015 4:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Ghadi
Program:World Cinema
Competition: Emerging Filmmaker
Tags:Comedy Drama
Disability
Drama
Social Justice
Oscar® Submission
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2013
Runtime:100
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Lebanon
Language:Arabic
Website:http://www.ghadithemovie.com/
Print Source:Fortissimo
Trailer:www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGkDvVlFXbk
Cast/Crew
Director:Amin Dora
Producer:Gabriel Chamoun
Cinematographer:Karim Ghorayeb
Editor:Rana Sabbagha
Principal Cast:Georges Khabbaz
Lara Rain
Emmanuel Khairallah
Camille Salameh
Screenwriter:Georges Khabbaz
Description

A gently barbed social satire about bigotry and redemption, Ghadi unfolds in a traditional Lebanese coastal town. After a difficult youth where he is teased for his stutter, Leba becomes a beloved music instructor and marries his childhood sweetheart Lara. Eventually, Lara gives birth to two beautiful daughters, followed by their son, Ghadi.

Ghadi is born with Down’s syndrome and he makes loud noises as he tries to imitate his father’s singing. Without much understanding of the disability, the village people start calling the boy a “demon”, and try to evict him from this town. Unwilling to send his son away to some institution, Leba hatches a clever plan to convince his neighbors to change their minds.