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
Film Forum New York, NY 01/12/2024
Mountain Shadow Film Society Walnut Creek, CA 01/12/2024
Film Scene Iowa City, IA 02/23/2024
Sun & Stars International Film Festival West Palm Beach, FL 03/09/2024
Alamo Manhattan 14 New York, NY 03/12/2024
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland, OH 03/17/2024
Flint Institute Of Arts Flint, MI 04/11/2024