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Dark Comedy | Running Time: 46 minutes

2023 / English and Arabic

Country: New Zealand

Directed by: Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

World Premiere


Adult References and Adult Themes



Sun 03 Dec | 6:15 PM - 7:06 PM
VOX Cinema 3 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Mon 04 Dec | 2:55 PM - 3:46 PM
VOX Cinema 6 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Ahmed Osman, Sam Wilton, Gary Scott

Arlo Green, Roxie Mohebbi, Sami Afuni

Aamer Rahman, Mohamed El Sayyed Hassan

Said is a young Muslim songwriter living in Auckland, New Zealand who forms a dangerous friendship with the Security Intelligence Service agent spying on him, risking his whole community to fulfil his dreams. Drawing on the author Mohamed Hassan’s real-world knowledge as Aotearoa’s foremost reporter on surveillance, counter-terrorism and Islamophobia, this six-part series combines drama and comedy in its exploration of a Muslim diaspora hitherto barely glimpsed on the screen. Led by Arlo Green as Said, an authentic cast of Australian and Kiwi actors convey a dark but hopeful story – laced with humour and music - about the tribulations of youth, overcoming mental illness and ultimately finding a unique place in the world.