Waiting for Raif (En attendant Raif)

Directed by Patricio Henriquez and Luc Côté

Produced by Patricio Henriquez (Macumba Média II), Luc Côté (Macumba Média II), Colette Loumède (NFB), Nathalie Cloutier

Filmed over a period of eight years, Waiting for Raif  tells the tragic tale of a family torn apart by the Saudi monarchy’s intransigence, as it follows Ensaf Haidar’s battle to free her husband, prisoner of conscience Raif Badawi. The documentary offers a privileged and moving look at the personal and political implications of the affair, providing an inside view of the challenges faced by a young refugee mother of three, both in her adopted home of Quebec and on the global stage.