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Three Veils -- A poignant film that follows the stories of three young Middle-Eastern women living in the U.S, each with her own secret. As the three stories unfold, the lives of these three women intertwine as they each struggle to defy tradition and create their own realities.
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The lives of three young Middle Eastern women intertwine as they struggle to defy tradition and create their own realities.


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28 October 2015 (France) See more »
A drama about three young Middle Eastern women whose lives intertwine as they defy tradition to create their own realities.
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An intimate look behind the veils that cover women's hearts See more (14 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sheetal Sheth ... Nikki
Angela Zahra ... Amira

Mercedes Mason ... Leila (as Mercedes Masöhn)
Madline Tabar ... Samira

Erick Avari ... Mr. Qasim

Garen Boyajian ... Jamal

Christopher Maleki ... Mehdi

Sammy Sheik ... Ali
Andrew J. Ferranti ... Hafiz

Silvi Sebastian ... Aunt Fatima

Desmond Faison ... Wes
Andria Carpenter ... Little Nikki
Lexi Greene ... Little Amira

Chelsea Gray ... Shoshana

Anne Bedian ... Farridah
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Arrizon ... Man at Bus Stop
Eduardo Baumann ... Michael
Cherie Broussard ... Wes' Girlfriend (as Cherie Price)
Cruz-William Castillo ... Shy Boy
Daisy ... Belly Dancer
Rick Dawson ... College Guy
Mohammed Fakih ... Kader
Jeannette Franco ... Pushy Lady

Jesse Garcia ... Carlos
Will Gatlin ... Server
Akram Jaloudi ... Ali's Dad
Ronda Kalaji ... Server
Sara Khazem ... Pushy Lady

Sulinh Lafontaine ... Teacher

Brittney Levine ... Club Hostess

Justin Marco ... Bully
Cole Rambeau ... Bully
Siddeeqah Shabazz ... Club Goer #1
Salwa Shaker ... Mrs. Qasim

Corey A. Thrush ... College Student

Directed by
Rolla Selbak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolla Selbak  written by

Produced by
Jeremy Elliott .... line producer
Fahmi Farahat .... associate producer (as Fahmi Farouk Farahat)
Brad Hagen .... executive producer
Mohannad Malas .... executive producer
Yusuf Yenil .... associate producer
Ahmad Zahra .... producer
Original Music by
Vicente Avella 
Cinematography by
John Frost 
Film Editing by
Fahmi Farahat  (as Fahmi Farouk Farahat)
Casting by
Sherrie Henderson 
Dan Velez 
Production Design by
Jon Texas 
Art Direction by
Christy Roberts 
Costume Design by
Anthony Tran 
Makeup Department
Cat Elrod .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joseph Tran .... unit production manager (as Joe Tran)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Dawson .... second second assistant director
Fahmi Farahat .... first assistant director (as Fahmi Farouk Farahat)
Paula Iniguez .... second assistant director
Sara Rashad .... second second assistant director
Cody Statz .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rahma Farahat .... set dresser
Sarah Harding .... set dresser
Jennifer Jigour .... storyboard artist
Derek Sakata .... property master
Courtney Thiesen .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Anthony Fultz .... boom operator
Mike Jimenez .... boom operator
Donald Johnson Jr. .... foley mixer
Donald Johnson Jr. .... sound editor
David J. Kruk .... dialogue editor
David J. Kruk .... re-recording mixer
Tony Margulies .... foley artist
Phillip Perpich .... sound mixer
Guillaume Raynaud .... sound mixer
Greg Vossberg .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Iman Al-Dabbagh .... still photographer
Saud Al-Moghirah .... grip
Murad Aldin Amayreh .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Francisco Schüler Besa .... grip
Issam Bouguerra .... key grip
Michael Buck .... first assistant camera
Geoffrey Bund .... assistant camera
Andy P. Bussell .... assistant camera
Jon Casey .... grip
Brenda Del Villar .... best boy electric
John Frost .... camera operator
Jorge Gomez .... gaffer
Joe Hedge .... digital imaging technician
Leon Hogg .... dolly grip
Leon Hogg .... grip
Carlos 'Los' Jackson .... grip (as Carlos Jackson)
Joshua S. Kade .... key grip
Sara Khazem .... still photographer
Dustin Kuepper .... assistant camera
Richard Martinez .... second assistant camera
Bill Parris .... grip
Sam Rosenthal .... first assistant camera
Masha Rotfeld .... still photographer
Jody Stark .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Stuart Ferreyra .... on-line editor
Joe Hedge .... assistant editor
Loren White .... colorist
Music Department
Jody Friedman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Abdel Abu-Shawish .... key production assistant
Brandon Blake .... legal services: Blake & Wang P.A.
Matthew Caffrey .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Jorge Gomez .... equipment rental
Sarah Harding .... production assistant
Lewis Hatkoff .... production assistant
Rene H. Hernandez .... production assistant
Rana Kazkaz .... script consultant
Rob Kirby .... production assistant
Richard Martinez .... production assistant
Chris Narimani .... production assistant
Kevin Rieg .... set intern
Maria Rodriguez .... script supervisor
Joshua Todd .... special thanks

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117 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An intimate look behind the veils that cover women's hearts, 13 April 2011
Author: JB Christy from Sonoma County, California

I was very moved by Three Veils. I found it to be carefully crafted and very well executed, skillfully revealing the hearts of three Muslim women living in America who, although related by friendship, are in very different circumstances.

The film begins, as relationships often begin, with optimism and good dose of humor. As the film progresses, we peer behind each woman's "veil" in turn, learning more about her history, her hopes, her wounds, her heart. In the process the light-hearted humor gives way to tenderness, heartbreak and compassion. I enjoyed the deliberate pace of the movie, which was slow without dragging. It felt respectful: the way you would get to know someone over time, building the trust necessary to truly see into her heart.

I think Angela Zahra did a remarkable job portraying Amira; Amira is a tender soul who will remain in my heart for some time. And Sheetal Sheth gave an excellent performance as Nikki. Nikki could've easily turned into a caricature, but Sheth portrayed her with both passion and restraint, ultimately revealing her gentle nature. The supporting cast also gave fine performances, making the film well-rounded and complete.

The characters are Muslim; some of their circumstances may be unfamiliar to non-Muslim audiences. But their hearts are the hearts of every woman; the women themselves are as familiar as the woman in the mirror. I look forward to seeing Three Veils a second, and perhaps a third, time to savor the depth of it.

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