DETROIT -

A Michigan made movie made its theatrical premiere this week right in metro Detroit.

A red carpet event was held at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak for “The Citizen.

Its writer and director is a Detroit native, Sam Kadi.

About the movie:

Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He lands in New York City the day before 9/11... and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. 

Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. 

 

Written By: Jazmen Brown, Samir Younis, Sam Kadi 

Produced By: Sam Kadi, Chris Wyatt, Alan Noel Vega

Starring: Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, William Atherton, Rizwan Manji and Cary Elwes