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The Sheik and I (2012)

When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of 'art as a subversive act,' his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest.

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Caveh Zahedi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caveh Zahedi ... Himself
Beckett Zahedi Beckett Zahedi ... Himself
Michael Patten Michael Patten ... Himself
ZuZu Snyder ZuZu Snyder ... Herself
Rasha Rasha ... Herself
Haig Haig ... Himself
Camille Camille ... Himself
Yazan Yazan ... Himself
Mansour Mansour ... Himself
Hemadi Hemadi ... Himself
Abdul Rahman Abdul Rahman ... Himself
Osama Osama ... Himself
Fatima Fatima ... Herself
Anne Anne ... Herself
Alan Berliner Alan Berliner ... Himself
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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. Written by Caveh Zahedi

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biennial | sheik | sheikh | See All (3) »

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Lights, Camera, Fatwa!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Reinventing the Wheel See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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ACTION !!! Caveh Zahedi : Son in Hand, Foot in Mouth and Tail between his legs !!!
7 March 2013 | by cardiffhutSee all my reviews

How does an Iranian with an American citizenship convince his countrymen that he is no longer from the middle east but a true American? Well... the way Caveh Zahedi does that is by getting stoned, his tail tucked securely between his legs and using his three year old son as cover to film the stupidest script resulting from his piped dreams.All he managed to do was to put some innocent people's lives in jeopardy after safely scampering away safely back to the USA.To even call this moron an independent filmmaker is beyond sanity."When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of 'art as a subversive act,' his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest" penned by Caveh Zahedi himself, is nothing but a figment of his doped-out, paranoid imagination.Don't waste a second of your life on this one, easily the worst "documentary" of the century.


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