“THE CITIZEN” is the story of an Arab immigrant who wins the American Green Card Lottery, arriving in New York City on Sep 10, 2001. The film is inspired by true events and stars acclaimed Egyptian actor Khaled Nabaway (Fair Game), Agnes Bruckner (Blood and Chocolate), Cary Elwes(The Princess Bride), William Atherton (Die Hard), and Rizwan Manji (Outsourced).
The film is directed by award winning Syrian American director Sam Kadi and produced by Kadi and Chris Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite). “THE CITIZEN” has won so far four awards including Best Ensemble Cast Award at the 28th Boston Film Festival and earned two additional nominations including the Audience Choice Award at the 23rd Cinequest Film Festival. THE CITIZEN is scheduled to open the 18th International Family Film Festival on May 1st.