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Erēmīta (Anthologies) (2021) - 58mins

Documentary Anthology Shot By Sam Abbas During Pandemic Plans Winter Festival Run, Variety

Major cinematographers unite to create the Erēmīta Anthologies, Film-News.co.uk | Movie News & Reviews



Alia's Birth (2020) - 66mins

First-Look Photo: Sam Abbas' LGBTQ Drama 'Alia's Birth' , The Hollywood Reporter

Egyptian Director Sam Abbas Launches Contest for Female Filmmakers (Exclusive), The Hollywood Reporter

Actors Samuel H. Levine, Maya Kazan, and Edward Akrout have been added to the cast of Abbas’ Alia’s Birth, DEADLINE

'The Night Of,' 'The Bold Type' Stars to Lead LGBTQ Drama 'Alia’s Birth' (Exclusive), The Hollywood Reporter

Poorna Jagannathan, Nikohl Boosheri To Topline ‘Alia’s Birth’, DEADLINE



Marie (2020) - 6mins (watch)

**Eligible for the 93rd Academy Awards**

“Rarely depicted so vehemently in cinema. "
- UK Film Review

Marie an observation of labor during a home-birth, Film-News UK

The grand tale of bringing life into the world, FILM THREAT

Marie documents a mere fragment of the sixty-three-hour labour, UK FilmReview



Rusted Caravaggios (2020) - 3mins (watch)

Go Inside The Paris Louvre After 4-Month Closure With Short Film ‘Rusted Caravaggios,’ DEADLINE

Egyptian Filmmaker Sam Abbas Captures Reopening of Louvre Museum, Variety

Paris Louvre Museum Reopens After Coronavirus Shutdown, International Business Times

An Egyptian-American's Short Film Reveals A Hauntingly Empty Louvre In The Times Of COVID-19, NILE FM 104.2



The Wedding (2018) - 75mins

“One of the most unusual coming-out declarations in history"
- Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“Auspicious feature debut..demands attention. It’s a gem."
- Gary Kramer, Gay City News

“The cinematography, set design and scene compositions enrich film with meaning much like in Godard's French New Wave films."
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

The Wedding Director Sam Abbas on What It’s Like to Screen an LGBTQ Film in the Middle East, Vogue

The Filmmaker Screening His L.G.B.T.Q. Movie Across the Middle East, Vanity Fair

Director secretly screened gay-themed ‘The Wedding’ in the Middle East, New York Post

The Man Behind the First Queer Film Ever Screened in the Middle East, OUT Magazine

Queer Film Highlights of 2018 - Best Debut, Gay City News

Why This Muslim Director Has Been Screening His Movie in Secret Locations Across Middle East, The Wrap

A queer Muslim man’s halting embrace of his sexuality, Gay City News

This Arab filmmaker is secretly screening his LGBT films in the Middle East, Little White Lies

Secret screenings: Director Sam Abbas brings LGBTQ film to Middle Eastern audience, France 24

'The Wedding' Trailer: Closeted Muslim Man Prepares for Straight Wedding (Exclusive), Hollywood Reporter

‘The Wedding’ Trailer: The Egyptian Queer Film Getting Secret Screenings in the Middle East, IndieWire

Egyptian filmmaker aims to show LGBT+ people are 'not alone', Reuters

Catch A Sneak Peek At The Queer Movie That Could Make Waves In The Middle East, The Huffington Post

Berlin: Egyptian Filmmaker Launches LGBTQ-Focused Production Company, Hollywood Reporter

Nikohl Boosheri, Sam Abbas Star In ‘The Wedding’, DEADLINE

Egyptian Filmmaker Sam Abbas is launching the first ever “Arab-based film company that will focus on movies with LGBTQ themes”, GLAAD

Vancouver-raised actor Nikohl Boosheri will star in The Wedding with Sam Abbas, Straight

‘The Wedding’ tackles conservative religious culture, Pride Source

Sam Abbas is writing, directing and starring in the feature film The Wedding, GLAAD



Time to Come (2016) - 14mins

Gay Muslim Torn Between Love And Family In Sam Abbas’ “Time To Come”, NewNowNext

Filmmaker Sam Abbas has almost finished shooting his latest film, Time to Come, GLAAD