The Sheik and I Image

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Summary: Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi (I AM A SEX ADDICT) goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik, who rules the country and finances the Biennial, Zahedi decides to do just that. He turns his camera on the Biennial itself and gleefully presses every culturally sensitive button he can find. But his court jester antics fails to amuse. Zahedi's film is banned for blasphemy and he is threatened with a fatwa.
Runtime: 104 min
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Production: Reinventing the Wheel
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Countries: USA, United Arab Emirates
Language: English
Director Credit
Caveh Zahedi Director
Cast Credit
Abdul Rahman Himself
Alan Berliner Himself
Anne Herself
Beckett Zahedi Himself
Camille Himself
Caveh Zahedi Himself
Fatima Herself
Haig Himself
Hemadi Himself
Mansour Himself
Michael Patten Himself
Osama Himself
Rasha Herself
Yazan Himself
ZuZu Snyder Herself
Producer Credit
Caveh Zahedi Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: