Directed by Omar Al Dakheel
Waleed washes his disabled father Khaled five times every day for Muslim prayer. But when Waleed’s sexuality is revealed, both father and son are torn between religion, duty, and self.
Omar Al Dakheel is a recent graduate from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Before making ABLUTION, Omar made JIHAD IN HOLLYWOOD featuring Werner Herzog, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Kuwait Film Festival. He also directed AL IMAM, which premiered at the Hot Springs Doc Film Festival. Omar aims to tell diverse stories with universal values that can bridge the gap between the East and the West.
Director: Omar Al Dakheel
Writer: Omar Al Dakheel
Producer: Omar Al Dakheel, Xing-Mai Deng, Itai Forman
Director of Photography: Xing-Mai Deng
Production Designer: Arman Gosparini
Editor: Avi Glick
Supervising Sound Editor: Zheng Jia
Hair & Makeup: Kat Fernandez
Composer: Murat Selcuk
Cast: Jay Abdo, Austin Mackinnon
Shorts Programs / 95 minssec·ond-gen·er·a·tion – adj. The offspring of immigrants to a particular country. Exploring the tension of navigating the cultural expectations of both a family from a foreign land and a society who treats you like “other,” this collection of LGBTQ shorts celebrates the beauty and texture of intersectionality. - Sheryl Santacruz