Waiting for Raif


At Cinéma du Musée starting November 4th

Waiting for Raif (En attendant Raif), Luc Côté and Patricio Henriquez

2022 | 150 min | Documentary | Arabic, French, English
A Macumba Média Inc. and National Film Board of Canada co-production

Filmed over a period of eight years, Waiting for Raif tells the tragic tale of a family torn apart by the Saudi monarchy’s intransigence, as it follows Ensaf Haidar’s inspiring battle to free her husband, prisoner of conscience Raif Badawi. The documentary offers a privileged and moving look at the personal and political implications of the affair, providing an inside view of the challenges faced by a young refugee mother of three, both in her adopted home of Quebec and on the global stage.

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