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Concern for Welfare

Country: Australia, Language: English | Arabic, 12 mins

  • Director: Fadia Abboud
  • Writer: Nick Parsons
  • Producer: Alissar Gazal

CGiii Comment

Packing this amount of content into 12 minutes is an achievement in itself. But...to do it with such skill is more than enviable.

The conflict, the coming-out, the humour and the tragedy...topped off by a luminous sentiment. Wow!

With impeccable writing...this is impeccable filmmaking.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Ali is a gay Lebanese probationary constable and kicking against her Muslim brother's controlling behaviour. When she attends a 'concern for welfare' and discovers the body of an elderly man who died alone and unnoticed, she realises the value of a loving family, even if they can be misguided.

Cast & Characters

Nicole Chamoun as Alissar 'Ali'
Ryan Johnson as Sambo
Sam Alhaje as Karim
Alissar Gazal as Hala
Hunter McMahon as Barnsey
Robert Rowe as Mr. Houghton