Inshallah a Boy

A widow pretends to be pregnant with a son in order to save her daughter and home from a relative exploiting Jordan’s patriarchal inheritance laws. This thriller from the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival is Jordan’s Official Entry for Best International Film at the Academy Awards.

“Terrifically tense. A gripping social drama that morphs into a masterful thriller.”


“Critic’s Pick. A tense and accomplished directorial debut.”

The New York Times

“A mesmerizing piece of personal, yet political filmmaking.”

“Amjad Al Rasheed proves a consummate filmmaker. Inshallah A Boy is a great film.”

The New York Sun

“A powerful work of social realism.”

Awards Radar

“Nothing short of stunning.”

Film Focus

awards & festivals


Venue City Opening Date
Honolulu Museum Honolulu, HI 04/06/2024
Flint Institute Of Arts Flint, MI 04/11/2024
Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee, WI 04/19/2024
Washington D.C. International Film Festival Washington, D.C. 04/26/2024
Houston Palestine Film Festival Houston, TX 05/18/2024
Cinema Arts Centre 3 Huntington, NY 05/19/2024
BAM Rose Cinema Brooklyn, NY 07/11/2024
= one-off screening