Christian documentary up for prize at Baghdad International Film Festival
was commissioned as part of SAT-7’s Female Heads of Household campaign, highlighting the issues that surround the subject of sole female providers in a patriarchal culture. The film chronicles the struggle of a Lebanese widow to obtain for her four children something they could not earn at birth—Lebanese citizenship. Lebanese law states that children inherit the citizenship of their father. Samira, the film’s protagonist, had married an Egyptian. Even though her children were born and raised in Lebanon to a Lebanese mother, they had no legal rights to education, medical care or employment.Produced by Juliana Sfeir and directed by Dany Jneidy, the story touches on a number of human rights issues. SAT-7 celebrates the BIFF screening of Rough Ragged Journey as an opportunity to show that God cares about the earthly struggles of His people, and is honoured to compete alongside the wider broadcast media industry in the region.